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Military power of Switzerland and USA

Country: Switzerland USA
Capital: Bern Washington
Population: 8 306 200 324 527 000
Area: 41 285 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: Switzerland military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 80 000 811 000
Available for military: 1 852 580 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 224 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 46 000
Total artillery: 224 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 224 950
Rocket artillery: 0 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 40 388
Multirole aircraf: 26 2 062
Attack aircraft: 0 470
Helicopters: 45 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 0 436
Aircraftcarriers: 0 20
Destroyers: 0 85
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 0 70

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.

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.