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Military power of Switzerland and Norway

Country: Switzerland Norway
Capital: Bern Oslo
Population: 8 306 200 5 213 985
Area: 41 285 km2 323 802 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Switzerland military forces description Norway military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 7,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 1,4%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 25 000
Reserve personnel: 80 000 46 000
Available for military: 1 852 580 1 078 181

Land Forces

Tanks: 224 52×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 514
Total artillery: 224 38
Self-propelled artillery: 224 26
Rocket artillery: 0 12

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 122
Fighter aircraft: 40 0
Multirole aircraf: 26 50
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 45 34

Navy

Total naval: 0 45
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 5
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 0 6

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.

Norway

18-44 years of age for male compulsory military service (55 years of age if you are an officer); 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women. 19-month service with 12-month service obligation. Around 50% of conscripts are enrolled in the Home Guard, for a 7-month period (spread out over many years).