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Military power of China and Austria

Country: China Austria
Capital: Beijing Vienna
Population: 1 373 541 278 8 725 931
Area: 9 596 961 km2 83 879 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 0 warheads
More: China military forces description Austria military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 215 billion $ 2,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 0,74%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 300 000 55 000
Reserve personnel: 510 000 35 000
Available for military: 385 821 101 1 941 110

Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 56×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 284
Total artillery: 9 726 83
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 83
Rocket artillery: 1 770 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 136
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 15
Multirole aircraf: 567 0
Attack aircraft: 300 0
Helicopters: 1 627 70

Navy

Total naval: 749 0
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 32 0
Frigates: 51 0
Corvettes: 32 0
Submarines: 73 0

Military service

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.

Austria

Registration requirement at age 17, the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; 18 is the legal minimum age for compulsory military service (6 months), or optionally, alternative civil/community service (9 months); males 18 to 50 years old in the militia or inactive reserve are subject to compulsory service; in a January 2012 referendum, a majority of Austrians voted in favor of retaining the system of compulsory military service (with the option of alternative/non-military service) instead of switching to a professional army system.