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Military power of Switzerland and China

Country: Switzerland China
Capital: Bern Beijing
Population: 8 306 200 1 373 541 278
Area: 41 285 km2 9 596 961 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 260 warheads
More: Switzerland military forces description China military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 215 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 1,9%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 2 300 000
Reserve personnel: 80 000 510 000
Available for military: 1 852 580 385 821 101

Land Forces

Tanks: 224 9 150×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 4 788
Total artillery: 224 9 726
Self-propelled artillery: 224 1 710
Rocket artillery: 0 1 770

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 3 729
Fighter aircraft: 40 1 199
Multirole aircraf: 26 567
Attack aircraft: 0 300
Helicopters: 45 1 627

Navy

Total naval: 0 749
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 32
Frigates: 0 51
Corvettes: 0 32
Submarines: 0 73

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.

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.