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Military power of Canada and United Kingdom

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Country: Canada United Kingdom
Capital: Ottawa London
Population: 35 151 728 65 110 000
Area: 9 984 670 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 15,5 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 2%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 68 250 156 940
Reserve personnel: 119 000 75 110
Available for military: 8 031 266 14 856 917

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Land Forces

Tanks: 146 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 148 4 673
Total artillery: 161 532
Self-propelled artillery: 0 117
Rocket artillery: 0 50

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 405 888
Fighter aircraft: 0 141
Multirole aircraf: 103 91
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 165 386

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Navy

Total naval: 62 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 12 13
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 4 11

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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

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.