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Military power of Sweden and Turkey

Country: Sweden Turkey
Capital: Stockholm Ankara
Population: 9 851 017 79 814 871
Area: 450 295 km2 783 562 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 5,77 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,24% 2,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 42 000 685 862
Reserve personnel: 12 000 407 122
Available for military: 2 065 782 21 079 077

Land Forces

Tanks: 120 2 435×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 357 7 947
Total artillery: 244 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 24 1 087
Rocket artillery: 0 462

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 240 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 0 49
Multirole aircraf: 98 245
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 53 606

Navy

Total naval: 213 145
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 16
Corvettes: 9 9
Submarines: 5 12

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.

Turkey

21-41 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary service; 12 months conscript obligation for non-university graduates, 6-12 months for university graduates (graduates of higher education may perform 6 months of military service as short-term privates, or 12 months as reserve officers); conscripts are called to register at age 20, for service at 21; women serve in the Turkish Armed Forces only as officers; reserve obligation to age 41; Turkish citizens with a residence or work permit who have worked abroad for at least 3 years (1095 days) can be exempt from military service in exchange for 6,000 EUR or its equivalent in foreign currencies; a law passed in December 2014 introduced a one-time payment scheme which exempted Turkish citizens 27 and older from conscription in exchange for a payment of $8,150.