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Military power of Germany and United Kingdom

Country: Germany United Kingdom
Capital: Berlin London
Population: 82 175 700 65 110 000
Area: 357 168 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
More: Germany military forces description United Kingdom military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 41,1 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,2% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 178 334 156 940
Reserve personnel: 40 000 75 110
Available for military: 18 529 299 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 328 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 357 4 673
Total artillery: 441 532
Self-propelled artillery: 149 117
Rocket artillery: 50 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 776 886
Fighter aircraft: 125 141
Multirole aircraf: 93 89
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 380 386

Navy

Total naval: 64 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 10 13
Corvettes: 5 0
Submarines: 6 11

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.

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.