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Military power of Turkey and USA

Country: Turkey USA
Capital: Ankara Washington
Population: 79 814 871 324 527 000
Area: 783 562 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: Turkey military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 18,2 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,2% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 685 862 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 407 122 811 000
Available for military: 21 079 077 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 435 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7 947 46 000
Total artillery: 2 546 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 1 087 950
Rocket artillery: 462 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 351 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 49 388
Multirole aircraf: 245 2 062
Attack aircraft: 0 470
Helicopters: 606 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 145 436
Aircraftcarriers: 0 20
Destroyers: 0 85
Frigates: 16 0
Corvettes: 9 0
Submarines: 12 70

Military service

Turkey

21-41 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary service; 12 months conscript obligation for non-university graduates, 6-12 months for university graduates (graduates of higher education may perform 6 months of military service as short-term privates, or 12 months as reserve officers); conscripts are called to register at age 20, for service at 21; women serve in the Turkish Armed Forces only as officers; reserve obligation to age 41; Turkish citizens with a residence or work permit who have worked abroad for at least 3 years (1095 days) can be exempt from military service in exchange for 6,000 EUR or its equivalent in foreign currencies; a law passed in December 2014 introduced a one-time payment scheme which exempted Turkish citizens 27 and older from conscription in exchange for a payment of $8,150.

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.