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Military power of Brazil and USA

Country: Brazil USA
Capital: Brasília Washington
Population: 204 451 000 324 527 000
Area: 8 515 767 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: Brazil military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 22,8 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,3% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 318 480 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 1 340 000 811 000
Available for military: 53 350 703 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 469 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 769 46 000
Total artillery: 1 112 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 184 950
Rocket artillery: 198 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 761 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 45 388
Multirole aircraf: 0 2 062
Attack aircraft: 78 470
Helicopters: 263 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 111 436
Aircraftcarriers: 1 20
Destroyers: 0 85
Frigates: 9 0
Corvettes: 5 0
Submarines: 5 70

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.

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.