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Military power of North Korea and Switzerland

Country: North Korea Switzerland
Capital: Pyongyang Bern
Population: 24 895 000 8 306 200
Area: 120 540 km2 41 285 km2
Nuclear weapons: <10 warheads 0 warheads
More: North Korea military forces description Switzerland military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 15 billion $ 4,83 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 0,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 190 000 140 000
Reserve personnel: 600 000 80 000
Available for military: 6 515 279 1 852 580

Land Forces

Tanks: 6 000 224×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 1 500
Total artillery: 13 000 224
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 224
Rocket artillery: 5 000 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 906 193
Fighter aircraft: 349 40
Multirole aircraf: 35 26
Attack aircraft: 154 0
Helicopters: 202 45

Navy

Total naval: 525 0
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 0
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 75 0

Military service

North Korea

18 is presumed to be the legal minimum age for compulsory military service; 16-17 is the presumed legal minimum age for voluntary service.

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.