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Military power of Italy and Austria

Country: Italy Austria
Capital: Rome Vienna
Population: 60 795 612 8 725 931
Area: 301 338 km2 83 879 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Italy military forces description Austria military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 37,7 billion $ 2,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,27% 0,74%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 175 900 55 000
Reserve personnel: 41 867 35 000
Available for military: 13 865 688 1 941 110

Land Forces

Tanks: 200 56×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7 361 284
Total artillery: 407 83
Self-propelled artillery: 164 83
Rocket artillery: 21 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 954 136
Fighter aircraft: 80 15
Multirole aircraf: 86 0
Attack aircraft: 71 0
Helicopters: 487 70

Navy

Total naval: 148 0
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 14 0
Corvettes: 5 0
Submarines: 8 0

Military service

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.

Austria

Registration requirement at age 17, the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; 18 is the legal minimum age for compulsory military service (6 months), or optionally, alternative civil/community service (9 months); males 18 to 50 years old in the militia or inactive reserve are subject to compulsory service; in a January 2012 referendum, a majority of Austrians voted in favor of retaining the system of compulsory military service (with the option of alternative/non-military service) instead of switching to a professional army system.