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Military power of Austria and USA

Country: Austria USA
Capital: Vienna Washington
Population: 8 725 931 324 527 000
Area: 83 879 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: Austria military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 2,8 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,74% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 55 000 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 35 000 811 000
Available for military: 1 941 110 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 56 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 284 46 000
Total artillery: 83 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 83 950
Rocket artillery: 0 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 136 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 15 388
Multirole aircraf: 0 2 062
Attack aircraft: 0 470
Helicopters: 70 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 0 436
Aircraftcarriers: 0 20
Destroyers: 0 85
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 0 70

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.

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.