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Military power of China and Brazil

Country: China Brazil
Capital: Beijing Brasília
Population: 1 373 541 278 204 451 000
Area: 9 596 961 km2 8 515 767 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 0 warheads
More: China military forces description Brazil military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 215 billion $ 22,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 1,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 300 000 318 480
Reserve personnel: 510 000 1 340 000
Available for military: 385 821 101 53 350 703

Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 469×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 1 769
Total artillery: 9 726 1 112
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 184
Rocket artillery: 1 770 198

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 761
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 45
Multirole aircraf: 567 0
Attack aircraft: 300 78
Helicopters: 1 627 263

Navy

Total naval: 749 111
Aircraftcarriers: 1 1
Destroyers: 32 0
Frigates: 51 9
Corvettes: 32 5
Submarines: 73 5

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.

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.