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Military power of Brazil and United Kingdom

Country: Brazil United Kingdom
Capital: Brasília London
Population: 204 451 000 65 110 000
Area: 8 515 767 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 22,8 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,3% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 318 480 156 940
Reserve personnel: 1 340 000 75 110
Available for military: 53 350 703 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 469 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 769 4 673
Total artillery: 1 112 532
Self-propelled artillery: 184 117
Rocket artillery: 198 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 761 886
Fighter aircraft: 45 141
Multirole aircraf: 0 89
Attack aircraft: 78 0
Helicopters: 263 386

Navy

Total naval: 111 76
Aircraftcarriers: 1 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 9 13
Corvettes: 5 0
Submarines: 5 11

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.

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.