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Military power of Sweden and Norway

Country: Sweden Norway
Capital: Stockholm Oslo
Population: 9 851 017 5 213 985
Area: 450 295 km2 323 802 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Sweden military forces description Norway military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 5,77 billion $ 7,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,24% 1,4%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 42 000 25 000
Reserve personnel: 12 000 46 000
Available for military: 2 065 782 1 078 181

Land Forces

Tanks: 120 52×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 357 514
Total artillery: 244 38
Self-propelled artillery: 24 26
Rocket artillery: 0 12

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 240 122
Fighter aircraft: 0 0
Multirole aircraf: 98 50
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 53 34

Navy

Total naval: 213 45
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 5
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.

Norway

18-44 years of age for male compulsory military service (55 years of age if you are an officer); 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women. 19-month service with 12-month service obligation. Around 50% of conscripts are enrolled in the Home Guard, for a 7-month period (spread out over many years).