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Military power of Sweden and United Kingdom

Country: Sweden United Kingdom
Capital: Stockholm London
Population: 9 851 017 65 110 000
Area: 450 295 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
More: Sweden military forces description United Kingdom military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 5,77 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,24% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 42 000 156 940
Reserve personnel: 12 000 75 110
Available for military: 2 065 782 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 120 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 357 4 673
Total artillery: 244 532
Self-propelled artillery: 24 117
Rocket artillery: 0 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 240 886
Fighter aircraft: 0 141
Multirole aircraf: 98 89
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 53 386

Navy

Total naval: 213 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 0 13
Corvettes: 9 0
Submarines: 5 11

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.

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.