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Military power of China and Switzerland

Country: China Switzerland
Capital: Beijing Bern
Population: 1 373 541 278 8 306 200
Area: 9 596 961 km2 41 285 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 0 warheads
More: China military forces description Switzerland military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 215 billion $ 4,83 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 0,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 300 000 140 000
Reserve personnel: 510 000 80 000
Available for military: 385 821 101 1 852 580

Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 224×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 1 500
Total artillery: 9 726 224
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 224
Rocket artillery: 1 770 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 193
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 40
Multirole aircraf: 567 26
Attack aircraft: 300 0
Helicopters: 1 627 45

Navy

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

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.

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.