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Military power of Switzerland and Spain

Country: Switzerland Spain
Capital: Bern Madrid
Population: 8 306 200 46 439 864
Area: 41 285 km2 505 990 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Switzerland military forces description Spain military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 7,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 0,6%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 204 692
Reserve personnel: 80 000 16 200
Available for military: 1 852 580 11 759 557

Land Forces

Tanks: 224 327×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 2 530
Total artillery: 224 239
Self-propelled artillery: 224 96
Rocket artillery: 0 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 533
Fighter aircraft: 40 48
Multirole aircraf: 26 86
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 45 179

Navy

Total naval: 0 54
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 11
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 0 3

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.

Spain

18-26 years of age for voluntary military service by a Spanish citizen or legal immigrant, 2-3 year obligation; women allowed to serve in all SAF branches, including combat units; no conscription, but Spanish Government retains right to mobilize citizens 19-25 years of age in a national emergency; mandatory retirement of non-NCO enlisted personnel at age 45 or 58, depending on service length.