Allo' Expat Romania - Connecting Expats in Romania
Main Homepage
Allo' Expat Romania Logo


Subscribe to Allo' Expat Newsletter
 
Check our Rates
   Information Center Romania
Romania General Information
 
History of Romania
Romania Culture
Romania Cuisine
Romania Geography
Romania Population
Romania Government
Romania Economy
Romania Communications
Romania Transportations
Romania Military
Romania Transnational Issues
Romania Healthcare
Romania People, Language & Religion
Romania Expatriates Handbook
Romania and Foreign Government
Romania General Listings
Romania Useful Tips
Romania Education & Medical
Romania Travel & Tourism Info
Romania Lifestyle & Leisure
Romania Business Matters
  Sponsored Links


Check our Rates

Romania Military
 
 
 

General

The Romanian Armed Forces (Forţele Armate Române or Armata Română) consist of Land, Air, and Naval Forces, and are led by a Commander-in-Chief who is managed by the Ministry of Defence. The president is the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces during wartime.

Total defence spending currently accounts for 2.05% of total national GDP, which represents approximately $2.9 billion. However, the Romanian Armed Forces will spend about $11 billion in the next five years on modernisation and acquirement of new equipment.

The Land Forces have overhauled their equipment in recent years, and are today a modern army with multiple NATO capabilities. They are participating in a peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan, together with the other NATO countries. At its peak, the Romanian contingent in Iraq numbered 730 soldiers. Romania terminated its mission in Iraq and withdrew its last troops on July 24, 2009.

Overview

Military branches :
Land Forces, Naval Forces, Romanian Air Force (Fortele Aeriene Romane, FAR), Special Operations (2009)

Military service age and obligation :
18-35 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription officially ended October 2006; all military inductees (including women) contract for an initial 5-year term of service, with subsequent successive contracts for 3-year terms until age 36 (2009)

Manpower available for military service :
males age 16-49: 5,682,299
females age 16-49: 5,557,098 (2008 est.)

Manpower fit for military service :
males age 16-49: 4,542,720
females age 16-49: 4,604,484 (2009 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually :
male: 124,356
female: 118,430 (2009 est.)

Military expenditures :
1.9% of GDP (2007 est.)

 
 


 



 


copyrights © AlloExpat.com
2015 | Policy