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Military power of Germany and Switzerland

Country: Germany Switzerland
Capital: Berlin Bern
Population: 82 175 700 8 306 200
Area: 357 168 km2 41 285 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Germany military forces description Switzerland military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 41,1 billion $ 4,83 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,2% 0,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 178 334 140 000
Reserve personnel: 40 000 80 000
Available for military: 18 529 299 1 852 580

Land Forces

Tanks: 328 224×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 357 1 500
Total artillery: 441 224
Self-propelled artillery: 149 224
Rocket artillery: 50 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 776 193
Fighter aircraft: 125 40
Multirole aircraf: 93 26
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 380 45

Navy

Total naval: 64 0
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 10 0
Corvettes: 5 0
Submarines: 6 0

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.

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.