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Military power of Switzerland and Netherlands

Country: Switzerland Netherlands
Capital: Bern Amsterdam
Population: 8 306 200 17 000 059
Area: 41 285 km2 41 543 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Switzerland military forces description Netherlands military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 8,9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 1,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 59 346
Reserve personnel: 80 000 32 200
Available for military: 1 852 580 7 728 129

Land Forces

Tanks: 224 18×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 1 046
Total artillery: 224 57
Self-propelled artillery: 224 57
Rocket artillery: 0 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 187
Fighter aircraft: 40 0
Multirole aircraf: 26 63
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 45 99

Navy

Total naval: 0 56
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 0 2
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 0 4

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.

Netherlands

17 years of age for an all-volunteer force.