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Military power of Japan and Australia

Country: Japan Australia
Capital: Tokyo Canberra
Population: 126 880 000 24 399 300
Area: 377 944 km2 7 692 024 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 46,1 billion $ 25 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 1,88%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 247 150 58 061
Reserve personnel: 56 100 19 338
Available for military: 27 301 443 5 316 464

Land Forces

Tanks: 686 59×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 905 2 580
Total artillery: 1 179 235
Self-propelled artillery: 226 0
Rocket artillery: 99 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 654 450
Fighter aircraft: 154 0
Multirole aircraf: 134 97
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 719 187

Navy

Total naval: 129 49
Aircraftcarriers: 4 2
Destroyers: 38 0
Frigates: 0 11
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 17 6

Military service

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.