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Military power of USA and Austria

Country: USA Austria
Capital: Washington Vienna
Population: 324 527 000 8 725 931
Area: 9 857 306 km2 83 879 km2
Nuclear weapons: 7 200 warheads 0 warheads
More: USA military forces description Austria military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 554,2 billion $ 2,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,8% 0,74%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 301 300 55 000
Reserve personnel: 811 000 35 000
Available for military: 73 270 043 1 941 110

Land Forces

Tanks: 8 848 56×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 46 000 284
Total artillery: 3 269 83
Self-propelled artillery: 950 83
Rocket artillery: 1 197 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 12 100 136
Fighter aircraft: 388 15
Multirole aircraf: 2 062 0
Attack aircraft: 470 0
Helicopters: 5 000 70

Navy

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

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.

Austria

Registration requirement at age 17, the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; 18 is the legal minimum age for compulsory military service (6 months), or optionally, alternative civil/community service (9 months); males 18 to 50 years old in the militia or inactive reserve are subject to compulsory service; in a January 2012 referendum, a majority of Austrians voted in favor of retaining the system of compulsory military service (with the option of alternative/non-military service) instead of switching to a professional army system.