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Military power of China and Sweden

Country: China Sweden
Capital: Beijing Stockholm
Population: 1 373 541 278 9 851 017
Area: 9 596 961 km2 450 295 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 0 warheads
More: China military forces description Sweden military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 215 billion $ 5,77 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 1,24%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 300 000 42 000
Reserve personnel: 510 000 12 000
Available for military: 385 821 101 2 065 782

Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 120×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 2 357
Total artillery: 9 726 244
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 24
Rocket artillery: 1 770 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 240
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 0
Multirole aircraf: 567 98
Attack aircraft: 300 0
Helicopters: 1 627 53

Navy

Total naval: 749 213
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 32 0
Frigates: 51 0
Corvettes: 32 9
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.

Sweden

18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47.