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Military power of Sweden and Austria

Country: Sweden Austria
Capital: Stockholm Vienna
Population: 9 851 017 8 725 931
Area: 450 295 km2 83 879 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Sweden military forces description Austria military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 5,77 billion $ 2,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,24% 0,74%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 42 000 55 000
Reserve personnel: 12 000 35 000
Available for military: 2 065 782 1 941 110

Land Forces

Tanks: 120 56×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 357 284
Total artillery: 244 83
Self-propelled artillery: 24 83
Rocket artillery: 0 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 240 136
Fighter aircraft: 0 15
Multirole aircraf: 98 0
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 53 70

Navy

Total naval: 213 0
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 9 0
Submarines: 5 0

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.

Austria

Registration requirement at age 17, the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; 18 is the legal minimum age for compulsory military service (6 months), or optionally, alternative civil/community service (9 months); males 18 to 50 years old in the militia or inactive reserve are subject to compulsory service; in a January 2012 referendum, a majority of Austrians voted in favor of retaining the system of compulsory military service (with the option of alternative/non-military service) instead of switching to a professional army system.