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Military power of Switzerland and Israel

Country: Switzerland Israel
Capital: Bern Jerusalem
Population: 8 306 200 8 238 300
Area: 41 285 km2 20 770 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 200 warheads
More: Switzerland military forces description Israel military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 17,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 5,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 176 500
Reserve personnel: 80 000 445 000
Available for military: 1 852 580 1 797 960

Land Forces

Tanks: 224 4 170×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 6 766
Total artillery: 224 1 522
Self-propelled artillery: 224 614
Rocket artillery: 0 48

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 789
Fighter aircraft: 40 52
Multirole aircraf: 26 343
Attack aircraft: 0 25
Helicopters: 45 203

Navy

Total naval: 0 74
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 0 3
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.

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).