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Military power of Norway and USA

Country: Norway USA
Capital: Oslo Washington
Population: 5 213 985 324 527 000
Area: 323 802 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: Norway military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 7,2 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,4% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 25 000 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 46 000 811 000
Available for military: 1 078 181 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 52 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 514 46 000
Total artillery: 38 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 26 950
Rocket artillery: 12 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 122 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 0 388
Multirole aircraf: 50 2 062
Attack aircraft: 0 470
Helicopters: 34 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 45 436
Aircraftcarriers: 0 20
Destroyers: 0 85
Frigates: 5 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 6 70

Military service

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).

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.