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Military power of Italy and USA

Country: Italy USA
Capital: Rome Washington
Population: 60 795 612 324 527 000
Area: 301 338 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: Italy military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 37,7 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,27% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 175 900 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 41 867 811 000
Available for military: 13 865 688 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 200 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7 361 46 000
Total artillery: 407 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 164 950
Rocket artillery: 21 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 954 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 80 388
Multirole aircraf: 86 2 062
Attack aircraft: 71 470
Helicopters: 487 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 148 436
Aircraftcarriers: 2 20
Destroyers: 4 85
Frigates: 14 0
Corvettes: 5 0
Submarines: 8 70

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.

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.