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Military power of Germany and China

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

Military expenditures

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

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

Land Forces

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

Air Forces

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

Navy

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

Military service

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.

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.