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Military power of Austria and United Kingdom

Country: Austria United Kingdom
Capital: Vienna London
Population: 8 725 931 65 110 000
Area: 83 879 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
More: Austria military forces description United Kingdom military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 2,8 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,74% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 55 000 156 940
Reserve personnel: 35 000 75 110
Available for military: 1 941 110 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 56 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 284 4 673
Total artillery: 83 532
Self-propelled artillery: 83 117
Rocket artillery: 0 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 136 886
Fighter aircraft: 15 141
Multirole aircraf: 0 89
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 70 386

Navy

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

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.

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.