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Military power of Switzerland and Greece

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Country: Switzerland Greece
Capital: Bern Athens
Population: 8 306 200 10 846 979
Area: 41 285 km2 131 990 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 2,3%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 143 000
Reserve personnel: 80 000 216 000
Available for military: 1 852 580 2 535 174

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Land Forces

Tanks: 224 1 353×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 3 400
Total artillery: 224 1 162
Self-propelled artillery: 224 547
Rocket artillery: 0 152

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 620
Fighter aircraft: 40 0
Multirole aircraf: 26 198
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 45 268

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Navy

Total naval: 0 99
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 13
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 0 11

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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.

Greece

19-45 years of age for compulsory military service; during wartime the law allows for recruitment beginning January of the year of inductee's 18th birthday, thus including 17 year olds; 18 years of age for volunteers; conscript service obligation is 1 year for the Army and 9 months for the Air Force and Navy; women are eligible for voluntary military service.