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Military power of USA and Australia

Country: USA Australia
Capital: Washington Canberra
Population: 324 527 000 24 399 300
Area: 9 857 306 km2 7 692 024 km2
Nuclear weapons: 7 200 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 554,2 billion $ 25 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,8% 1,88%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 301 300 58 061
Reserve personnel: 811 000 19 338
Available for military: 73 270 043 5 316 464

Land Forces

Tanks: 8 848 59×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 46 000 2 580
Total artillery: 3 269 235
Self-propelled artillery: 950 0
Rocket artillery: 1 197 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 12 100 450
Fighter aircraft: 388 0
Multirole aircraf: 2 062 97
Attack aircraft: 470 0
Helicopters: 5 000 187

Navy

Total naval: 436 49
Aircraftcarriers: 20 2
Destroyers: 85 0
Frigates: 0 11
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 70 6

Military service

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.

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.