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Military power of USA and Germany

Country: USA Germany
Capital: Washington Berlin
Population: 324 527 000 82 175 700
Area: 9 857 306 km2 357 168 km2
Nuclear weapons: 7 200 warheads 0 warheads
More: USA military forces description Germany military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 554,2 billion $ 41,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,8% 1,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 301 300 178 334
Reserve personnel: 811 000 40 000
Available for military: 73 270 043 18 529 299

Land Forces

Tanks: 8 848 328×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 46 000 3 357
Total artillery: 3 269 441
Self-propelled artillery: 950 149
Rocket artillery: 1 197 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 12 100 776
Fighter aircraft: 388 125
Multirole aircraf: 2 062 93
Attack aircraft: 470 0
Helicopters: 5 000 380

Navy

Total naval: 436 64
Aircraftcarriers: 20 0
Destroyers: 85 0
Frigates: 0 10
Corvettes: 0 5
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.

Germany

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.