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Military power of Italy and Switzerland

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Country: Italy Switzerland
Capital: Rome Bern
Population: 60 795 612 8 306 200
Area: 301 338 km2 41 285 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 37,7 billion $ 4,83 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,27% 0,8%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 177 000 140 000
Reserve personnel: 41 867 80 000
Available for military: 13 865 688 1 852 580

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Land Forces

Tanks: 200 224×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 795 1 500
Total artillery: 275 224
Self-propelled artillery: 164 224
Rocket artillery: 21 0

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 811 193
Fighter aircraft: 80 40
Multirole aircraf: 88 26
Attack aircraft: 48 0
Helicopters: 365 45

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Navy

Total naval: 142 0
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 12 0
Corvettes: 1 0
Submarines: 8 0

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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.

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.