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Military power of Spain and China

Country: Spain China
Capital: Madrid Beijing
Population: 46 439 864 1 373 541 278
Area: 505 990 km2 9 596 961 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 260 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 7,6 billion $ 215 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,6% 1,9%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 204 692 2 300 000
Reserve personnel: 16 200 510 000
Available for military: 11 759 557 385 821 101

Land Forces

Tanks: 327 9 150×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 530 4 788
Total artillery: 239 9 726
Self-propelled artillery: 96 1 710
Rocket artillery: 0 1 770

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 533 3 729
Fighter aircraft: 48 1 199
Multirole aircraf: 86 567
Attack aircraft: 0 300
Helicopters: 179 1 627

Navy

Total naval: 54 749
Aircraftcarriers: 1 1
Destroyers: 0 32
Frigates: 11 51
Corvettes: 0 32
Submarines: 3 73

Military service

Spain

18-26 years of age for voluntary military service by a Spanish citizen or legal immigrant, 2-3 year obligation; women allowed to serve in all SAF branches, including combat units; no conscription, but Spanish Government retains right to mobilize citizens 19-25 years of age in a national emergency; mandatory retirement of non-NCO enlisted personnel at age 45 or 58, depending on service length.

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.