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Encyclopedia > Military of Croatia
Armed forces of the Republic of Croatia
Oružane Snage Republike Hrvatske
Croatian Armed Forces amblem
Croatian Armed Forces amblem
Branches of service
Croatian ground army
Croatian war navy
Croatian air and air defense forces
Leadership
Commander-in-Chief: President Stjepan Mesić
Civilian authority: Defence Minister Berislav Rončević
Chief of staff: General Josip Lucić
Personnel
Active personnel: 32,700 (ranked 83rd)
Military age population: 1,081,135 (2005 est.)
Total fit for service: 856,946 (2005 est.)
Reaching military age annually: 32,500 (2000 est.)
Military age: 16 years of age (voluntary)
18 years of age (compulsory)
Conscript service: 6 months
Industry
Annual spending: $840 million
Percent of GDP spent on military: 1.74% (2006)
Major domestic suppliers: Đuro Đaković (armored vehicles)
HS Produkt (small arms)
Major international suppliers:
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History

Croatian War of Independence
War in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ranks and insignia
Croatian military ranks
Croatian Army soldiers in Sinj
Croatian Army soldiers in Sinj

Croatian military is officially called "Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia" (Oružane Snage Republike Hrvatske) and it consists of these branches: The Croatian Armed Forces (Croatian: Hrvatske oružane snage, HOS) was the armed force of the Independent State of Croatia which were formed in 1944 with the uniting of the Croatian Home Guard and the UstaÅ¡es forces. ... Image File history File links Osrh. ... Emblem of the Ground Army The Croatian Ground Army (Croatian: Hrvatska kopnena vojska), commonly referred to as the Croatian Army (Hrvatska vojska) is a branch of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia. ... Croatian Navy (Croatian: Hrvatska ratna mornarica) is a branch of the Croatian Armed Forces. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Croatian Air Force and Defense (Croatian: Hrvatsko ratno zrakoplovstvo i protuzračna obrana) is a branch of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia. ... The President of Croatia is the head of state. ... Stjepan Stipe Mesić (born December 24, 1934) is a Croatian politician. ... Department of Defence redirects here. ... Berislav Rončević (born June 23, 1960 in Borovik) is a Croatian politician, and currently the Minister of Defence in the Government of Croatia. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Number of active troops per country This is a list of countries sorted by the total number of active troops where the military manpower of a country is measured by the total amount of active troops within the command of that country. ... Đuro Đaković is the name of a railway and military factory in Slavonski Brod, Croatia. ... HS 2000 HS Produkt d. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Combatants Croatian Army Paramilitary organisations Republic of Serb Krajina Army Yugoslav Peoples Army Bosnian Serb Army Republic of Serbia Paramilitary organisations Commanders Franjo TuÄ‘man (President of Croatia) Anton Tus (Chief of Staff of Croatian Army 1991-1992) Janko Bobetko (Chief of Staff of Croatian Army 1992-1995) Atif... Combatants  Bosnia and Herzegovina Volunteers from Islamic countries HVO  Croatia Volunteers from Western Europe Republika Srpska  Yugoslavia Various paramilitary units from Serbia and Montenegro Volunteers from Eastern Europe Commanders Alija Izetbegović (President of Bosnia and Herzegovina) Sefer Halilović (Army chief of staff 1992-1993) Rasim Delić (Army chief of Staff... Croatian military ranks are as follows: Military of Croatia Category: ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 595 pixelsFull resolution (2322 × 1728 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 595 pixelsFull resolution (2322 × 1728 pixel, file size: 1. ... Sinj (Croatia) Sinj is a town in the continental part of Split-Dalmatia county, Croatia, at . ...

Total active duty members of the armed forces number is 32,700, including about 8,000 conscripts. Emblem of the Ground Army The Croatian Ground Army (Croatian: Hrvatska kopnena vojska), commonly referred to as the Croatian Army (Hrvatska vojska) is a branch of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia. ... Croatian Navy (Croatian: Hrvatska ratna mornarica) is a branch of the Croatian Armed Forces. ... Croatian Air Force and Defense (Croatian: Hrvatsko ratno zrakoplovstvo i protuzračna obrana) is a branch of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia. ...


Reserves number 111,000 out of which 32,360 on first state of alert. Available males aged 16-49 number 1,081,135, of which 856,946 are technically fit for military service.


Male citizens are not subject to compulsory military service starting January 1, 2008. However, the last generation of 2007. servicemen was also spared of compulsory service by an act from then Minister of Defense Berislav Rončević. [1] Conscription is a general term for involuntary labor demanded by some established authority, e. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... A Norwegian soldier (a Corporal, armed with an MP-5) A soldier is a person who has enlisted with, or has been conscripted into, the armed forces of a sovereign country and has undergone training and received equipment to defend that country or its interests. ... Berislav Rončević (born June 23, 1960 in Borovik) is a Croatian politician, and currently the Minister of Defence in the Government of Croatia. ...

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Budget

The Croatian military budget was approximately USD 1.1 billion in 1997 (a little more than 5% of GDP), but it has since been reduced significantly (USD 520 million or 2.39% of GDP in 2002) and further reduced in 2003 (2.2% of GDP). Croatian defence budget for 2007 was 4,420 million Kuna (HRK) or 840 million USD, at present exchange rate this represented 1.74% of GDP which was an increase from 2006 budget which stood at 754 million USD or 1.72% of GDP. Croatian defence expenditure will rise as a result of NATO membership in which Croatia hopes to become a member in 2008. Expenditures for that year is set to be 5,240 million(HRK) which is about 1 billion U$. The increase in spending is being attributed to the fact that Croatia is introducing a completely professional force from January 2008. Additional funds from central state budget are being allocated for procurements of new APCs, new helicopters, firefighting aircraft, patrol ships as well as other major defense programs. As a proof of this, 62 million USD were spent on purchasing new water-bombers in 2007 alone. Look up budget in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the military alliance. ... APC is an abbreviation of: General A Perfect Circle, rock band Advanced process control Air Pollution Control in municipal solid waste incineration plants Angled Physical Contact Fiber Optic Connector Antipop Consortium, an alternative hip-hop group Armoured personnel carrier Armour-piercing capped shot and shell Automatic Passenger Counter Automatic Performance... A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more large horizontal rotors (propellers). ... // This article is about the naval vessel. ...


Commander

The Commander-in-Chief of all Croatian armed forces in peace and war is the President of the Republic. The Commander-in-Chief prescribes the organization of the Croatian Armed Forces at the proposal of the Chief of General Staff, with consent of the Minister of Defense. Commander-in-Chief (in NATO-lingo often C-in-C or CINC pronounced sink) is the commander of all the military forces within a particular region or of all the military forces of a state. ... The President of Croatia is the head of state. ...


The Armed Forces consist of peacetime and wartime component. The peacetime component is composed of active military officers, civil servants and employees in the Croatian Armed Forces, cadets, and conscripts serving a 6-month national service and reservists when on military exercise. The wartime component of the Armed Forces is additionally composed of all other reservists. In military organizations, an officer is a member of the service who holds a position of responsibility. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


The General Staff is part of the Ministry of Defense in charge of commanding, training and use of the Armed Forces. General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia ( Croatian: Glavni stožer Oružanih snaga Republike Hrvatske) is a joint body organised within the Ministry of Defence. ... Ministry of Defence HQ in Zagreb at the King Petar KreÅ¡imir IV Square The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Ministarstvo obrane Republike Hrvatske, MORH) is the ministry in the Government of Croatia which is in charge of the nations military. ...


In peace, the Commander-in-Chief exercises his command through the Minister of Defense. In war and in cases where the Minister of Defense is not fulfilling orders, the Commander-in-Chief exercises his command directly through the General Staff Commander.


The Croatian Parliament exercises democratic control over the Armed Forces by adopting defense strategy, defense budget and defense laws. The parliament of Croatia is called Hrvatski Sabor in Croatian - the word sabor means an assembly, a gathering, a congress. ...


Projects

Government plans modernization of the Armed Forces at a cost of 4.0 billion USD. Modernization calls for procurement of new fighters, new naval helicopters, new transport helicopters, 4 state of the art stealth corvettes, 2 Gothenburg class gunboats Sweden offered as apart of a JAS39 deal, 126 armored personnel carriers Patria AMV8x8, modernization of M-84 main battle tanks and many other defense programs such as replacement of surface to air systems (32 systems) and procurements of 100 light reconnaissance and support vehicles. Procurements of new tank transporters and 500 new army trucks. For other uses, see Gothenburg (disambiguation). ... A gunboat is literally a boat carrying one or more guns. ... The Patria AMV 8x8 (Armoured Modular Vehicle) is a multi-role military vehicle produced by Finnish manufacturer Patria. ... The M-84 is a modern, 3nd generation main battle tank manufactured by Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. ... The US M1A1 Abrams tank is a typical modern main battle tank. ... A surface-to-air missile (SAM) is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft. ... Mixed reconnaissance patrol of the Polish Home Army and the Soviet Red Army during Operation Tempest, 1944 Reconnaissance is the military term for the active gathering of information about an enemy, or other conditions, by physical observation. ...


References

See also

Ministry of Defence HQ in Zagreb at the King Petar Krešimir IV Square The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Ministarstvo obrane Republike Hrvatske, MORH) is the ministry in the Government of Croatia which is in charge of the nations military. ... Croatian military ranks are as follows: Military of Croatia Category: ... Croatian Senior Admiral Admiral Flote (lit. ...

External links

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  • Croatian Armed Forces Official website
  • Croatian Forces International Volunteers Association official website

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The Croatian military budget was approximately USD 1.1 billion in 1997 (a little more than 5% of GDP), but it has since been reduced significantly (USD 520 million or 2.39% of GDP in 2002) and further reduced in 2003 (2.2% of GDP).
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Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it had to endure four-to-five years of sporadic and often bitter fighting with the Yugoslav People's Army and the Army of the internationally unrecognized Republic of Serbian Krajina.
Croatia applied for European Union membership in 2003 and the EU leaders accepted it as an official candidate country in late 2004.
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