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Swiss Armed forces

Switzerland
Population
Military budget
Active personnel
Nuclear weapons
8 306 200
4,83 billion $
140 000
0 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Bern
Area: 41 285 km2
Population: 8 306 200
Etnic groups: German 65%, French 18%, Italian 10%, Romansch 1%, other 6%.
Religions: Roman Catholic 38.2%, Protestant 26.9%, other Christian 5.6%, Muslim 5%, other 1.6%, none 21.4%, unspecified 1.3%.

Military branches

(Schweizer Armee, Armée suisse, Esercito svizzero) Swiss Armed Forces: Land Forces, Swiss Air Force.

Military service

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.

Military expenditures

Military budget
4,83 billion $

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Percent of GDP
0,8

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

Manpower

Active personnel
140 000

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Reserve
80 000

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Available
1 852 580

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Land Forces

Tanks
224

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

AFV
1 500

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Artillery
224

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Self-propelled guns
224

% 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

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
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Air Forces

Total aircraft
193

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Fighters
40

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Multirole
26

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Attack
0

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Helicopters
45

% 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
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Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-AS332M1 Super Puma15
-EC635 P2+20

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
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Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
--

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
--

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
--

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
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