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Military power of Switzerland and Syria

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Country: Switzerland Syria
Capital: Bern Damascus
Population: 8 306 200 17 064 854
Area: 41 285 km2 185 180 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

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

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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 178 000
Reserve personnel: 80 000 0
Available for military: 1 852 580 11 550 000

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Land Forces

Tanks: 224 4 600×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 4 000
Total artillery: 224 3 200
Self-propelled artillery: 224 460
Rocket artillery: 0 582

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 706
Fighter aircraft: 40 278
Multirole aircraf: 26 40
Attack aircraft: 0 120
Helicopters: 45 163

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Navy

Total naval: 0 64
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 2
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 0 2

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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.

Syria

18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months; women are not conscripted but may volunteer to serve; re-enlistment obligation 5 years, with retirement after 15 years or age 40 or 20 years or age 45.