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Military power of Switzerland and Sweden

Country: Switzerland Sweden
Capital: Bern Stockholm
Population: 8 306 200 9 851 017
Area: 41 285 km2 450 295 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Switzerland military forces description Sweden military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 5,77 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 1,24%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 42 000
Reserve personnel: 80 000 12 000
Available for military: 1 852 580 2 065 782

Land Forces

Tanks: 224 120×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 2 357
Total artillery: 224 244
Self-propelled artillery: 224 24
Rocket artillery: 0 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 240
Fighter aircraft: 40 0
Multirole aircraf: 26 98
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 45 53

Navy

Total naval: 0 213
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 0 9
Submarines: 0 5

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.

Sweden

18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47.