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Austrian Armed forces

Austria
Population
Military budget
Active personnel
Nuclear weapons
8 725 931
2,8 billion $
22 400
0 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Vienna
Area: 83 879 km2
Population: 8 725 931
Etnic groups: Austrians 81.1%, former Yugoslavs 6.3% (includes Croatians, Slovenes, Serbs, and Bosniaks), Germans 2.7%, Turks 2.2%, Others 11.5%
Religions: Roman Catholic 58.8%, Muslim 7%, Protestant 3.4%

Military branches

(Österreichisches Bundesheer) Land Forces, Air Forces

Military service

Registration requirement at age 17, the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; 18 is the legal minimum age for compulsory military service (6 months), or optionally, alternative civil/community service (9 months); males 18 to 50 years old in the militia or inactive reserve are subject to compulsory service; in a January 2012 referendum, a majority of Austrians voted in favor of retaining the system of compulsory military service (with the option of alternative/non-military service) instead of switching to a professional army system.

Military expenditures

Military budget
2,8 billion $

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Percent of GDP
0,74

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Manpower

Active personnel
22 400

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Reserve
150 000

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Available
1 941 110

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Land Forces

Tanks
56

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

AFV
215

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Artillery
83

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Self-propelled guns
83

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Rocket artillery
0

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.

Tanks

TypeNameNumber

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-Pandur I71
-BvS 1032

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
--

Air Forces

Total aircraft
133

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Fighters
15

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Multirole
0

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Attack
0

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Helicopters
67

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Total aircraft - number of all military aircraft and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircraft. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircraft.

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber
--

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber
--

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-Bell OH-58 Kiowa11
-Bell 212 Twin Huey23
-Aérospatiale Alouette III24

Navy

Total naval
0

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Aircraftcarriers
0

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Destroyers
0

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Frigates
0

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Corvettes
0

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Submarines
0

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.

Aircraftcarriers

TypeNameNumber
--

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
--

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
--

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
--

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
--