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Military power of Switzerland and North Korea

Country: Switzerland North Korea
Capital: Bern Pyongyang
Population: 8 306 200 24 895 000
Area: 41 285 km2 120 540 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads <10 warheads
More: Switzerland military forces description North Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 15 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 20,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 1 190 000
Reserve personnel: 80 000 600 000
Available for military: 1 852 580 6 515 279

Land Forces

Tanks: 224 6 000×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 4 000
Total artillery: 224 13 000
Self-propelled artillery: 224 4 500
Rocket artillery: 0 5 000

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 906
Fighter aircraft: 40 349
Multirole aircraf: 26 35
Attack aircraft: 0 154
Helicopters: 45 202

Navy

Total naval: 0 525
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 6
Corvettes: 0 6
Submarines: 0 75

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.

North Korea

18 is presumed to be the legal minimum age for compulsory military service; 16-17 is the presumed legal minimum age for voluntary service.