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Military power of Switzerland and Italy

Country: Switzerland Italy
Capital: Bern Rome
Population: 8 306 200 60 795 612
Area: 41 285 km2 301 338 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Switzerland military forces description Italy military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 37,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 1,27%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 175 900
Reserve personnel: 80 000 41 867
Available for military: 1 852 580 13 865 688

Land Forces

Tanks: 224 200×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 7 361
Total artillery: 224 407
Self-propelled artillery: 224 164
Rocket artillery: 0 21

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 954
Fighter aircraft: 40 80
Multirole aircraf: 26 86
Attack aircraft: 0 71
Helicopters: 45 487

Navy

Total naval: 0 148
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 0 14
Corvettes: 0 5
Submarines: 0 8

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.

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.