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Military power of Sweden and China

Country: Sweden China
Capital: Stockholm Beijing
Population: 9 851 017 1 373 541 278
Area: 450 295 km2 9 596 961 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 260 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 5,77 billion $ 215 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,24% 1,9%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 42 000 2 300 000
Reserve personnel: 12 000 510 000
Available for military: 2 065 782 385 821 101

Land Forces

Tanks: 120 9 150×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 357 4 788
Total artillery: 244 9 726
Self-propelled artillery: 24 1 710
Rocket artillery: 0 1 770

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 240 3 729
Fighter aircraft: 0 1 199
Multirole aircraf: 98 567
Attack aircraft: 0 300
Helicopters: 53 1 627

Navy

Total naval: 213 749
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 32
Frigates: 0 51
Corvettes: 9 32
Submarines: 5 73

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.

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.