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Military power of Italy and China

Country: Italy China
Capital: Rome Beijing
Population: 60 795 612 1 373 541 278
Area: 301 338 km2 9 596 961 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 260 warheads
More: Italy military forces description China military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 37,7 billion $ 215 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,27% 1,9%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 175 900 2 300 000
Reserve personnel: 41 867 510 000
Available for military: 13 865 688 385 821 101

Land Forces

Tanks: 200 9 150×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7 361 4 788
Total artillery: 407 9 726
Self-propelled artillery: 164 1 710
Rocket artillery: 21 1 770

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 954 3 729
Fighter aircraft: 80 1 199
Multirole aircraf: 86 567
Attack aircraft: 71 300
Helicopters: 487 1 627

Navy

Total naval: 148 749
Aircraftcarriers: 2 1
Destroyers: 4 32
Frigates: 14 51
Corvettes: 5 32
Submarines: 8 73

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.

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.