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Military power of USA and Canada

Country: USA Canada
Capital: Washington Ottawa
Population: 324 527 000 35 151 728
Area: 9 857 306 km2 9 984 670 km2
Nuclear weapons: 7 200 warheads 0 warheads
More: USA military forces description Canada military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 554,2 billion $ 15,5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,8% 1%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 301 300 68 250
Reserve personnel: 811 000 119 000
Available for military: 73 270 043 8 031 266

Land Forces

Tanks: 8 848 146×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 46 000 3 148
Total artillery: 3 269 161
Self-propelled artillery: 950 0
Rocket artillery: 1 197 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 12 100 405
Fighter aircraft: 388 0
Multirole aircraf: 2 062 103
Attack aircraft: 470 0
Helicopters: 5 000 165

Navy

Total naval: 436 62
Aircraftcarriers: 20 0
Destroyers: 85 0
Frigates: 0 12
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 70 4

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.

Canada

17 years of age for voluntary male and female military service (with parental consent); 16 years of age for Reserve and Military College applicants; Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status required; maximum 34 years of age; service obligation 3-9 years