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Military power of Sweden and Japan

Country: Sweden Japan
Capital: Stockholm Tokyo
Population: 9 851 017 126 880 000
Area: 450 295 km2 377 944 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Sweden military forces description Japan military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 5,77 billion $ 46,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,24% 1%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 42 000 247 150
Reserve personnel: 12 000 56 100
Available for military: 2 065 782 27 301 443

Land Forces

Tanks: 120 686×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 357 2 905
Total artillery: 244 1 179
Self-propelled artillery: 24 226
Rocket artillery: 0 99

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 240 1 654
Fighter aircraft: 0 154
Multirole aircraf: 98 134
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 53 719

Navy

Total naval: 213 129
Aircraftcarriers: 0 4
Destroyers: 0 38
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 9 6
Submarines: 5 17

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.

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.