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Military power of Canada and USA

Country: Canada USA
Capital: Ottawa Washington
Population: 35 151 728 324 527 000
Area: 9 984 670 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: Canada military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 15,5 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 68 250 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 119 000 811 000
Available for military: 8 031 266 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 146 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 148 46 000
Total artillery: 161 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 0 950
Rocket artillery: 0 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 405 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 0 388
Multirole aircraf: 103 2 062
Attack aircraft: 0 470
Helicopters: 165 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 62 436
Aircraftcarriers: 0 20
Destroyers: 0 85
Frigates: 12 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 4 70

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

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.