Israel Defense Forces

The Israel Defense Forces, alternatively referred to by the Hebrew-language acronym Tzahal, is the national military of the State of Israel. It consists of three service branches: the Israeli... Wikipedia

  • Founded:  May 26, 1948
  • Prime Minister:  Yair Lapid
  • Defense Minister:  Benny Gantz
  • Military age:  17
  • Conscription:  24–34 months
  • Available for, military service:  1,554,186males, age 17–49 (2016), 1,514,063 females, age 17–49 (2016)
  • Fit for, military service:  1,499,998males, age 17–49 (2016), 1,392,319 females, age 17–49 (2016)
  • Reaching military, age annually:  60,000 males (2016), 60,000 females (2016)
  • Active personnel:  169,500
  • Reserve personnel:  465,000
  • Budget:  US$ 24.3 billion (2021) (ranked 15th)
  • Percent of GDP:  5.2% (2021)
  • Domestic suppliers:  Israel Aerospace Industries, Israel Military Industries, Israel Weapon Industries, Elbit Systems, Elisra, Elta, Rafael, Israel Shipyards
  • History:  1948 Arab–Israeli War (1948–1949), Reprisal operations (1951–1956), Sinai War (1956), Six-Day War (1967), War of Attrition (1967–1970), Yom Kippur War (1973), Operation Litani (1978), First Lebanon War (1982–1985), South Lebanon conflict (1985–2000), First Intifada (1987–1993), Second Intifada (2000–2005), Second Lebanon War (2006), Operation Cast Lead (2008–2009), Pillar of Defense (2012), Protective Edge (2014), Guardian of the Walls (2021), Others
  • Ranks:  Israel Defense Forces ranks
  • Data Source:  DuckDuckGo