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Military power of Netherlands and Switzerland

Country: Netherlands Switzerland
Capital: Amsterdam Bern
Population: 17 000 059 8 306 200
Area: 41 543 km2 41 285 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Netherlands military forces description Switzerland military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 8,9 billion $ 4,83 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,2% 0,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 59 346 140 000
Reserve personnel: 32 200 80 000
Available for military: 7 728 129 1 852 580

Land Forces

Tanks: 18 224×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 046 1 500
Total artillery: 57 224
Self-propelled artillery: 57 224
Rocket artillery: 0 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 187 193
Fighter aircraft: 0 40
Multirole aircraf: 63 26
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 99 45

Navy

Total naval: 56 0
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 2 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 4 0

Military service

Netherlands

17 years of age for an all-volunteer force.

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.