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Tuvalu

Tuvalu Military Stats

Definitions

  • Absence of military (notes): This list shows countries that have no permanent army, whose defense has been assigned to non-military forces such as the police, or is assumed by the military forces from other countries by virtue of a treaty. Each entry describes the current status of each country on regards to its defense.
  • Branches: The names of the ground, naval, air, marine, and other defense or security forces
  • Imports > USD: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services."
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Military branches: This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Absence of military (notes) Since the country's foundation no military has been formed, however, there is a small police force , and a Maritime Surveillance Unit for internal security. The Maritime Surveillance Unit is equipped with small arms, and maintains one Pacific class patrol boat , the Te Mataili . 2014
Branches no regular military forces; Tuvalu Police Force 2008
Imports > USD 6 million 1994 77th out of 92
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 128 2008 219th out of 224
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 2013 220th out of 225
Manpower reaching military age annually > Males 119 2012 218th out of 224
Military branches no regular military forces; Tuvalu Police Force 2012

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of countries without armed forces (Countries with absolutely no military forces); All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Citation

"Tuvalu Military Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Tuvalu/Military