Tonga

Military:  TONGA

Military branches:

Tonga Defense Services (TDS): Land Force (Royal Guard), Maritime Force (includes Royal Marines, Air Wing) (2013)

Military service age and obligation:

16 years of age for voluntary enlistment (with parental consent); no conscription; the king retains the right to call up "all those capable of bearing arms" in wartime (2012)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 24,460

females age 16-49: 24,041 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 20,956

females age 16-49: 20,577 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 1,196

female: 1,134 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:

country comparison to the world: 135

Transnational Issues:  TONGA

Disputes - international:

none

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