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Military power of China and Spain

Country: China Spain
Capital: Beijing Madrid
Population: 1 373 541 278 46 439 864
Area: 9 596 961 km2 505 990 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 215 billion $ 7,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 0,6%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 300 000 204 692
Reserve personnel: 510 000 16 200
Available for military: 385 821 101 11 759 557

Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 327×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 2 530
Total artillery: 9 726 239
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 96
Rocket artillery: 1 770 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 533
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 48
Multirole aircraf: 567 86
Attack aircraft: 300 0
Helicopters: 1 627 179

Navy

Total naval: 749 54
Aircraftcarriers: 1 1
Destroyers: 32 0
Frigates: 51 11
Corvettes: 32 0
Submarines: 73 3

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.

Spain

18-26 years of age for voluntary military service by a Spanish citizen or legal immigrant, 2-3 year obligation; women allowed to serve in all SAF branches, including combat units; no conscription, but Spanish Government retains right to mobilize citizens 19-25 years of age in a national emergency; mandatory retirement of non-NCO enlisted personnel at age 45 or 58, depending on service length.