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Military power of USA and Switzerland

Country: USA Switzerland
Capital: Washington Bern
Population: 324 527 000 8 306 200
Area: 9 857 306 km2 41 285 km2
Nuclear weapons: 7 200 warheads 0 warheads
More: USA military forces description Switzerland military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 554,2 billion $ 4,83 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,8% 0,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 301 300 140 000
Reserve personnel: 811 000 80 000
Available for military: 73 270 043 1 852 580

Land Forces

Tanks: 8 848 224×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 46 000 1 500
Total artillery: 3 269 224
Self-propelled artillery: 950 224
Rocket artillery: 1 197 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 12 100 193
Fighter aircraft: 388 40
Multirole aircraf: 2 062 26
Attack aircraft: 470 0
Helicopters: 5 000 45

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.

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.