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Military power of Japan and United Kingdom

Country: Japan United Kingdom
Capital: Tokyo London
Population: 126 880 000 65 110 000
Area: 377 944 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
More: Japan military forces description United Kingdom military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 46,1 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 247 150 156 940
Reserve personnel: 56 100 75 110
Available for military: 27 301 443 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 686 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 905 4 673
Total artillery: 1 179 532
Self-propelled artillery: 226 117
Rocket artillery: 99 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 654 886
Fighter aircraft: 154 141
Multirole aircraf: 134 89
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 719 386

Navy

Total naval: 129 76
Aircraftcarriers: 4 1
Destroyers: 38 6
Frigates: 0 13
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 17 11

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.

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.