We use cookies to personalise content and ads. You can change your cookie settings at any time. More info

Compare armed forces

Military power of China and Norway

Country: China Norway
Capital: Beijing Oslo
Population: 1 373 541 278 5 213 985
Area: 9 596 961 km2 323 802 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 0 warheads
More: China military forces description Norway military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 215 billion $ 7,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 1,4%
Show/hide all charts

Manpower

Active personnel: 2 300 000 25 000
Reserve personnel: 510 000 46 000
Available for military: 385 821 101 1 078 181

Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 52×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 514
Total artillery: 9 726 38
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 26
Rocket artillery: 1 770 12

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 122
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 0
Multirole aircraf: 567 50
Attack aircraft: 300 0
Helicopters: 1 627 34

Navy

Total naval: 749 45
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 32 0
Frigates: 51 5
Corvettes: 32 0
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.

Norway

18-44 years of age for male compulsory military service (55 years of age if you are an officer); 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women. 19-month service with 12-month service obligation. Around 50% of conscripts are enrolled in the Home Guard, for a 7-month period (spread out over many years).