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Military power of Brazil and Italy

Country: Brazil Italy
Capital: Brasília Rome
Population: 204 451 000 60 795 612
Area: 8 515 767 km2 301 338 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 22,8 billion $ 37,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,3% 1,27%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 318 480 175 900
Reserve personnel: 1 340 000 41 867
Available for military: 53 350 703 13 865 688

Land Forces

Tanks: 469 200×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 769 7 361
Total artillery: 1 112 407
Self-propelled artillery: 184 164
Rocket artillery: 198 21

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 761 954
Fighter aircraft: 45 80
Multirole aircraf: 0 86
Attack aircraft: 78 71
Helicopters: 263 487

Navy

Total naval: 111 148
Aircraftcarriers: 1 2
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 9 14
Corvettes: 5 5
Submarines: 5 8

Military service

Brazil

18-45 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 10-12 months; 17-45 years of age for voluntary service; an increasing percentage of the ranks are "long-service" volunteer professionals; women were allowed to serve in the armed forces beginning in early 1980s when the Brazilian Army became the first army in South America to accept women into career ranks; women serve in Navy and Air Force only in Women's Reserve Corps.

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.