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Military power of Greece and China

Country: Greece China
Capital: Athens Beijing
Population: 10 846 979 1 373 541 278
Area: 131 990 km2 9 596 961 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 260 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 7 billion $ 215 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 1,9%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 143 000 2 300 000
Reserve personnel: 216 000 510 000
Available for military: 2 535 174 385 821 101

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 345 9 150×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 400 4 788
Total artillery: 1 150 9 726
Self-propelled artillery: 535 1 710
Rocket artillery: 152 1 770

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 613 3 729
Fighter aircraft: 41 1 199
Multirole aircraf: 198 567
Attack aircraft: 0 300
Helicopters: 220 1 627

Navy

Total naval: 99 749
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 32
Frigates: 13 51
Corvettes: 0 32
Submarines: 11 73

Military service

Greece

19-45 years of age for compulsory military service; during wartime the law allows for recruitment beginning January of the year of inductee's 18th birthday, thus including 17 year olds; 18 years of age for volunteers; conscript service obligation is 1 year for the Army and 9 months for the Air Force and Navy; women are eligible for voluntary 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.