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Military power of Austria and Switzerland

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Country: Austria Switzerland
Capital: Vienna Bern
Population: 8 725 931 8 306 200
Area: 83 879 km2 41 285 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 2,8 billion $ 4,83 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,74% 0,8%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 55 000 140 000
Reserve personnel: 35 000 80 000
Available for military: 1 941 110 1 852 580

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Land Forces

Tanks: 56 224×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 284 1 500
Total artillery: 83 224
Self-propelled artillery: 83 224
Rocket artillery: 0 0

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 136 193
Fighter aircraft: 15 40
Multirole aircraf: 0 26
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 70 45

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Navy

Total naval: 0 0
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 0 0

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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.

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.