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Military power of Sweden and Australia

Country: Sweden Australia
Capital: Stockholm Canberra
Population: 9 851 017 24 399 300
Area: 450 295 km2 7 692 024 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Sweden military forces description Australia military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 5,77 billion $ 25 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,24% 1,88%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 42 000 58 061
Reserve personnel: 12 000 19 338
Available for military: 2 065 782 5 316 464

Land Forces

Tanks: 120 59×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 357 2 580
Total artillery: 244 235
Self-propelled artillery: 24 0
Rocket artillery: 0 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 240 450
Fighter aircraft: 0 0
Multirole aircraf: 98 97
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 53 187

Navy

Total naval: 213 49
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 11
Corvettes: 9 0
Submarines: 5 6

Military service

Sweden

18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47.

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.