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Military power of Switzerland and Canada

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Country: Switzerland Canada
Capital: Bern Ottawa
Population: 8 306 200 35 151 728
Area: 41 285 km2 9 984 670 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 15,5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 1%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 68 250
Reserve personnel: 80 000 119 000
Available for military: 1 852 580 8 031 266

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Land Forces

Tanks: 224 146×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 3 148
Total artillery: 224 161
Self-propelled artillery: 224 0
Rocket artillery: 0 0

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 405
Fighter aircraft: 40 0
Multirole aircraf: 26 103
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 45 165

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Navy

Total naval: 0 62
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 12
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 0 4

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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.

Canada

17 years of age for voluntary male and female military service (with parental consent); 16 years of age for Reserve and Military College applicants; Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status required; maximum 34 years of age; service obligation 3-9 years