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Military power of USA and Japan

Country: USA Japan
Capital: Washington Tokyo
Population: 324 527 000 126 880 000
Area: 9 857 306 km2 377 944 km2
Nuclear weapons: 7 200 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 554,2 billion $ 46,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,8% 1%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 301 300 247 150
Reserve personnel: 811 000 56 100
Available for military: 73 270 043 27 301 443

Land Forces

Tanks: 8 848 686×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 46 000 2 905
Total artillery: 3 269 1 179
Self-propelled artillery: 950 226
Rocket artillery: 1 197 99

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 12 100 1 654
Fighter aircraft: 388 154
Multirole aircraf: 2 062 134
Attack aircraft: 470 0
Helicopters: 5 000 719

Navy

Total naval: 436 129
Aircraftcarriers: 20 4
Destroyers: 85 38
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 0 6
Submarines: 70 17

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.

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.