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Military power of Brazil and Switzerland

Country: Brazil Switzerland
Capital: Brasília Bern
Population: 204 451 000 8 306 200
Area: 8 515 767 km2 41 285 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Brazil military forces description Switzerland military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 22,8 billion $ 4,83 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,3% 0,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 318 480 140 000
Reserve personnel: 1 340 000 80 000
Available for military: 53 350 703 1 852 580

Land Forces

Tanks: 469 224×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 769 1 500
Total artillery: 1 112 224
Self-propelled artillery: 184 224
Rocket artillery: 198 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 761 193
Fighter aircraft: 45 40
Multirole aircraf: 0 26
Attack aircraft: 78 0
Helicopters: 263 45

Navy

Total naval: 111 0
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 9 0
Corvettes: 5 0
Submarines: 5 0

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.

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.