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Military power of Switzerland and Australia

Country: Switzerland Australia
Capital: Bern Canberra
Population: 8 306 200 24 399 300
Area: 41 285 km2 7 692 024 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Switzerland military forces description Australia military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 25 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 1,88%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 58 061
Reserve personnel: 80 000 19 338
Available for military: 1 852 580 5 316 464

Land Forces

Tanks: 224 59×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 2 580
Total artillery: 224 235
Self-propelled artillery: 224 0
Rocket artillery: 0 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 450
Fighter aircraft: 40 0
Multirole aircraf: 26 97
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 45 187

Navy

Total naval: 0 49
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 11
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 0 6

Military service

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.