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Military power of Austria and China

Country: Austria China
Capital: Vienna Beijing
Population: 8 725 931 1 373 541 278
Area: 83 879 km2 9 596 961 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 260 warheads
More: Austria military forces description China military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 2,8 billion $ 215 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,74% 1,9%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 55 000 2 300 000
Reserve personnel: 35 000 510 000
Available for military: 1 941 110 385 821 101

Land Forces

Tanks: 56 9 150×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 284 4 788
Total artillery: 83 9 726
Self-propelled artillery: 83 1 710
Rocket artillery: 0 1 770

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 136 3 729
Fighter aircraft: 15 1 199
Multirole aircraf: 0 567
Attack aircraft: 0 300
Helicopters: 70 1 627

Navy

Total naval: 0 749
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 32
Frigates: 0 51
Corvettes: 0 32
Submarines: 0 73

Military service

Austria

Registration requirement at age 17, the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; 18 is the legal minimum age for compulsory military service (6 months), or optionally, alternative civil/community service (9 months); males 18 to 50 years old in the militia or inactive reserve are subject to compulsory service; in a January 2012 referendum, a majority of Austrians voted in favor of retaining the system of compulsory military service (with the option of alternative/non-military service) instead of switching to a professional army system.

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.