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Military power of Japan and Norway

Country: Japan Norway
Capital: Tokyo Oslo
Population: 126 880 000 5 213 985
Area: 377 944 km2 323 802 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Japan military forces description Norway military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 46,1 billion $ 7,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 1,4%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 247 150 25 000
Reserve personnel: 56 100 46 000
Available for military: 27 301 443 1 078 181

Land Forces

Tanks: 686 52×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 905 514
Total artillery: 1 179 38
Self-propelled artillery: 226 26
Rocket artillery: 99 12

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 654 122
Fighter aircraft: 154 0
Multirole aircraf: 134 50
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 719 34

Navy

Total naval: 129 45
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 38 0
Frigates: 0 5
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.

Norway

18-44 years of age for male compulsory military service (55 years of age if you are an officer); 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women. 19-month service with 12-month service obligation. Around 50% of conscripts are enrolled in the Home Guard, for a 7-month period (spread out over many years).