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Military power of Canada and Switzerland

Country: Canada Switzerland
Capital: Ottawa Bern
Population: 35 151 728 8 306 200
Area: 9 984 670 km2 41 285 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Canada military forces description Switzerland military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 15,5 billion $ 4,83 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 0,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 68 250 140 000
Reserve personnel: 119 000 80 000
Available for military: 8 031 266 1 852 580

Land Forces

Tanks: 146 224×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 148 1 500
Total artillery: 161 224
Self-propelled artillery: 0 224
Rocket artillery: 0 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 405 193
Fighter aircraft: 0 40
Multirole aircraf: 103 26
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 165 45

Navy

Total naval: 62 0
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 12 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 4 0

Military service

Canada

17 years of age for voluntary male and female military service (with parental consent); 16 years of age for Reserve and Military College applicants; Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status required; maximum 34 years of age; service obligation 3-9 years

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.