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Military power of Australia and Japan

Country: Australia Japan
Capital: Canberra Tokyo
Population: 24 399 300 126 880 000
Area: 7 692 024 km2 377 944 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Australia military forces description Japan military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 25 billion $ 46,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,88% 1%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 58 061 247 150
Reserve personnel: 19 338 56 100
Available for military: 5 316 464 27 301 443

Land Forces

Tanks: 59 686×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 580 2 905
Total artillery: 235 1 179
Self-propelled artillery: 0 226
Rocket artillery: 0 99

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 450 1 654
Fighter aircraft: 0 154
Multirole aircraf: 97 134
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 187 719

Navy

Total naval: 49 129
Aircraftcarriers: 2 4
Destroyers: 0 38
Frigates: 11 0
Corvettes: 0 6
Submarines: 6 17

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.

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.