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Country: Australia Canada
Capital: Canberra Ottawa
Population: 24 399 300 35 151 728
Area: 7 692 024 km2 9 984 670 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Country: Australia Canada
Military budget: 25 billion $ 15,5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,88% 1%

Manpower

Country: Australia Canada
Active personnel: 58 061 68 250
Reserve personnel: 19 338 119 000
Available for military: 5 316 464 8 031 266

Land Forces

Country: Australia Canada
Tanks: 59 146
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 580 3 148
Total artillery: 235 161
Self-propelled artillery: 0 0
Rocket artillery: 0 0

Air Forces

Country: Australia Canada
Total aircraft: 450 405
Fighter aircraft: 0 0
Multirole aircraf: 97 103
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 187 165

Navy

Country: Australia Canada
Total naval: 49 62
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 11 12
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 6 4

Military service

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.

Canada

17 years of age for voluntary male and female military service (with parental consent); 16 years of age for Reserve and Military College applicants; Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status required; maximum 34 years of age; service obligation 3-9 years
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