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Military power of Germany and USA

Country: Germany USA
Capital: Berlin Washington
Population: 82 175 700 324 527 000
Area: 357 168 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: Germany military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 41,1 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,2% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 178 334 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 40 000 811 000
Available for military: 18 529 299 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 328 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 357 46 000
Total artillery: 441 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 149 950
Rocket artillery: 50 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 776 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 125 388
Multirole aircraf: 93 2 062
Attack aircraft: 0 470
Helicopters: 380 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 64 436
Aircraftcarriers: 0 20
Destroyers: 0 85
Frigates: 10 0
Corvettes: 5 0
Submarines: 6 70

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.

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.