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Military power of Australia and United Kingdom

Country: Australia United Kingdom
Capital: Canberra London
Population: 24 399 300 65 110 000
Area: 7 692 024 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
More: Australia military forces description United Kingdom military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 25 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,88% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 58 061 156 940
Reserve personnel: 19 338 75 110
Available for military: 5 316 464 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 59 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 580 4 673
Total artillery: 235 532
Self-propelled artillery: 0 117
Rocket artillery: 0 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 450 886
Fighter aircraft: 0 141
Multirole aircraf: 97 89
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 187 386

Navy

Total naval: 49 76
Aircraftcarriers: 2 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 11 13
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 6 11

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.

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.