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Military power of Singapore and United Kingdom

Country: Singapore United Kingdom
Capital: Singapore London
Population: 5 607 300 65 110 000
Area: 719 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
More: Singapore military forces description United Kingdom military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 8,8 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,33% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 72 500 156 940
Reserve personnel: 312 500 75 110
Available for military: 1 255 902 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 196 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 860 4 673
Total artillery: 204 532
Self-propelled artillery: 48 117
Rocket artillery: 18 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 273 886
Fighter aircraft: 27 141
Multirole aircraf: 100 89
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 84 386

Navy

Total naval: 44 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 6 13
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 4 11

Military service

Singapore

18-21 years of age for male compulsory military service; 16 1/2 years of age for volunteers; 2-year conscript service obligation, with a reserve obligation to age 40 (enlisted) or age 50 (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.