The Federal President is the commander in chief of the Austrian Armed Forces (AAF). The Defense Minister exercises command and control. The Chief of Defense Staff is the highest advisor to the Minister in all military matters, is responsible for all aspects of military planning and operationnal control, and represent the military leadership of the Armed Forces.
The total active manpower of the Austrian Army, is around 42,500 soldiers, includes about 17,600 conscripts and civilian personnel. The conscription in the Austrian Army is 6 months.
The Land Forces of the Austrian Army, is around 26,900 soldiers, including 13,600 conscripts. The Land Forces comprises 9 provincial military commands.

Military equipment and vehicle of Austria Austrian Army

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