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Military power of China and Germany

Country: China Germany
Capital: Beijing Berlin
Population: 1 373 541 278 82 175 700
Area: 9 596 961 km2 357 168 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 0 warheads
More: China military forces description Germany military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 215 billion $ 41,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 1,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 300 000 178 334
Reserve personnel: 510 000 40 000
Available for military: 385 821 101 18 529 299

Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 328×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 3 357
Total artillery: 9 726 441
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 149
Rocket artillery: 1 770 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 776
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 125
Multirole aircraf: 567 93
Attack aircraft: 300 0
Helicopters: 1 627 380

Navy

Total naval: 749 64
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 32 0
Frigates: 51 10
Corvettes: 32 5
Submarines: 73 6

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.

Germany

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.