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Military power of Sweden and USA

Country: Sweden USA
Capital: Stockholm Washington
Population: 9 851 017 324 527 000
Area: 450 295 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: Sweden military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 5,77 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,24% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 42 000 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 12 000 811 000
Available for military: 2 065 782 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 120 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 357 46 000
Total artillery: 244 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 24 950
Rocket artillery: 0 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 240 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 0 388
Multirole aircraf: 98 2 062
Attack aircraft: 0 470
Helicopters: 53 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 213 436
Aircraftcarriers: 0 20
Destroyers: 0 85
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 9 0
Submarines: 5 70

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.

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.