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Military power of Switzerland and Russia

Country: Switzerland Russia
Capital: Bern Moscow
Population: 8 306 200 144 554 993
Area: 41 285 km2 17 098 242 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 500 warheads
More: Switzerland military forces description Russia military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 69,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 5,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 771 000
Reserve personnel: 80 000 2 000 000
Available for military: 1 852 580 34 765 736

Land Forces

Tanks: 224 20 050×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 30 201
Total artillery: 224 14 533
Self-propelled artillery: 224 5 943
Rocket artillery: 0 4 020

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 4 042
Fighter aircraft: 40 629
Multirole aircraf: 26 428
Attack aircraft: 0 752
Helicopters: 45 1 360

Navy

Total naval: 0 313
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 19
Frigates: 0 6
Corvettes: 0 83
Submarines: 0 61

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.

Russia

18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; 1-year service obligation (conscripts can only be sent to combat zones after 6 months of training); reserve obligation for non-officers to age 50; enrollment in military schools from the age of 16, cadets classified as members of the armed forces.