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Military power of Switzerland and Brazil

Country: Switzerland Brazil
Capital: Bern Brasília
Population: 8 306 200 204 451 000
Area: 41 285 km2 8 515 767 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Switzerland military forces description Brazil military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 22,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 1,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 318 480
Reserve personnel: 80 000 1 340 000
Available for military: 1 852 580 53 350 703

Land Forces

Tanks: 224 469×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 1 769
Total artillery: 224 1 112
Self-propelled artillery: 224 184
Rocket artillery: 0 198

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 761
Fighter aircraft: 40 45
Multirole aircraf: 26 0
Attack aircraft: 0 78
Helicopters: 45 263

Navy

Total naval: 0 111
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 9
Corvettes: 0 5
Submarines: 0 5

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.

Brazil

18-45 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 10-12 months; 17-45 years of age for voluntary service; an increasing percentage of the ranks are "long-service" volunteer professionals; women were allowed to serve in the armed forces beginning in early 1980s when the Brazilian Army became the first army in South America to accept women into career ranks; women serve in Navy and Air Force only in Women's Reserve Corps.