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Military power of Switzerland and Taiwan

Country: Switzerland Taiwan
Capital: Bern Taipei
Population: 8 306 200 23 519 518
Area: 41 285 km2 36 193 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Switzerland military forces description Taiwan military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 10,5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 2,5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 290 000
Reserve personnel: 80 000 2 800 000
Available for military: 1 852 580 5 883 828

Land Forces

Tanks: 224 1 280×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 2 050
Total artillery: 224 1 785
Self-propelled artillery: 224 510
Rocket artillery: 0 115

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 787
Fighter aircraft: 40 125
Multirole aircraf: 26 190
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 45 250

Navy

Total naval: 0 67
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 0 20
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 0 4

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.

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.