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Military power of Switzerland and Germany

Country: Switzerland Germany
Capital: Bern Berlin
Population: 8 306 200 82 175 700
Area: 41 285 km2 357 168 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Switzerland military forces description Germany military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 41,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 1,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 178 334
Reserve personnel: 80 000 40 000
Available for military: 1 852 580 18 529 299

Land Forces

Tanks: 224 328×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 3 357
Total artillery: 224 441
Self-propelled artillery: 224 149
Rocket artillery: 0 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 776
Fighter aircraft: 40 125
Multirole aircraf: 26 93
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 45 380

Navy

Total naval: 0 64
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 10
Corvettes: 0 5
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.

Germany

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.