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Military power of Australia and USA

Country: Australia USA
Capital: Canberra Washington
Population: 24 399 300 324 527 000
Area: 7 692 024 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: Australia military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 25 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,88% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 58 061 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 19 338 811 000
Available for military: 5 316 464 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 59 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 580 46 000
Total artillery: 235 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 0 950
Rocket artillery: 0 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 450 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 0 388
Multirole aircraf: 97 2 062
Attack aircraft: 0 470
Helicopters: 187 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 49 436
Aircraftcarriers: 2 20
Destroyers: 0 85
Frigates: 11 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 6 70

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.

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.