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Military power of Australia and Switzerland

Country: Australia Switzerland
Capital: Canberra Bern
Population: 24 399 300 8 306 200
Area: 7 692 024 km2 41 285 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Australia military forces description Switzerland military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 25 billion $ 4,83 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,88% 0,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 58 061 140 000
Reserve personnel: 19 338 80 000
Available for military: 5 316 464 1 852 580

Land Forces

Tanks: 59 224×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 580 1 500
Total artillery: 235 224
Self-propelled artillery: 0 224
Rocket artillery: 0 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 450 193
Fighter aircraft: 0 40
Multirole aircraf: 97 26
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 187 45

Navy

Total naval: 49 0
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 11 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 6 0

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.

Switzerland

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.