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Encyclopedia > Military of Italy
Military of Italy
Military manpower
Military age 18 years of age
Availability males age 15–49: 14,315,634 (2000 est.)
Fit for military service males age 15–49: 12,331,306 (2000 est.)
Reaching military age annually males: 311,160 (2000 est.)
Military expenditures
Dollar figure $23.294 billion (FY99)
Percent of GDP 1.7% (FY99)

Military branches

The Guardia di Finanza is a specialized police and fight against financial crimes, illegal drugs trafficking, customs and borders control. Is also a Military Corps. Italy has worked closely with the United States and others on such issues as NATO and UN operations as well as with assistance to Russia and the other CIS nations, Middle East peace process, multilateral talks, Somalia and Mozambique peacekeeping, and combating drug trafficking, trafficking in women and children, and terrorism. Ariete Tanks of the Italian Ariete Tank Brigade on exercise Three Bersaglieri ride in a Dardo The Italian Army has recently become a professional all-volunteer force of 112,000 active duty personnel. ... Marina Militare (Italian Navy) is one of the four divisions of the military forces of Italy. ... The Aeronautica Militare Italiana is the Italian air force. ... The Carabinieri is the shortened (and common) name for the Arma dei Carabinieri, an Italian military corps of the gendarmerie type with police functions, which also serves as the Italian military police. ... The coat of arms of the Guardia di Finanza The Guardia di Finanza is a special Italian police force that is under the Ministry of the Economy and Finance. ... The NATO flag NATO 2002 Summit in Prague The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), sometimes called North Atlantic Alliance, Atlantic Alliance or the Western Alliance, is an international organisation for defence collaboration established in 1949, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, D.C., on April 4... This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ... CIS is an abbreviation of: Commonwealth of Independent States Canadian Interuniversity Sport Contact Image Sensor CompuServe Information Service Chinese International School Confederacy of Independent Systems (Star Wars) Continuous injection system Communication Information Services Card Information Structure Cisalpino See also uses of the word cis. ...

Under longstanding bilateral agreements flowing from NATO membership, Italy hosts important U.S. military forces at Vicenza - home of 173d Airborne Brigade - and Livorno (army); Aviano (air force); and Sigonella, Naples, and Gaeta – home port for the U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet. The United States has about 16,000 military personnel stationed in Italy. Italy hosts the NATO War College in Rome. The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... The Sixth Fleet is a US Navy operational unit, headquartered on the command ship La Salle (AGF-3) with its homeport in Gaeta, Italy and operating in the Mediterranean Sea. ...

Due to a recent decision, starting January 1, 2005, the Italian Army has become a fully-volunteer profession, open both to men and women. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Italy is the third nation of the world concerning the number or military forces operating in peace keeping and peace enforcing scenaries (Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq, Balcans, Libano, Israel). 1st nation= USA; 2nd=UK.

New aircraft carrier Conte Cavour is in construction in Liguria region.

External links

  • kamouflage.net > Europe > Italy (Kingdom of Italy) > index

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