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Military power of USA and Turkey

Country: USA Turkey
Capital: Washington Ankara
Population: 324 527 000 79 814 871
Area: 9 857 306 km2 783 562 km2
Nuclear weapons: 7 200 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 554,2 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,8% 2,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 301 300 685 862
Reserve personnel: 811 000 407 122
Available for military: 73 270 043 21 079 077

Land Forces

Tanks: 8 848 2 435×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 46 000 7 947
Total artillery: 3 269 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 950 1 087
Rocket artillery: 1 197 462

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 12 100 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 388 49
Multirole aircraf: 2 062 245
Attack aircraft: 470 0
Helicopters: 5 000 606

Navy

Total naval: 436 145
Aircraftcarriers: 20 0
Destroyers: 85 0
Frigates: 0 16
Corvettes: 0 9
Submarines: 70 12

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.

Turkey

21-41 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary service; 12 months conscript obligation for non-university graduates, 6-12 months for university graduates (graduates of higher education may perform 6 months of military service as short-term privates, or 12 months as reserve officers); conscripts are called to register at age 20, for service at 21; women serve in the Turkish Armed Forces only as officers; reserve obligation to age 41; Turkish citizens with a residence or work permit who have worked abroad for at least 3 years (1095 days) can be exempt from military service in exchange for 6,000 EUR or its equivalent in foreign currencies; a law passed in December 2014 introduced a one-time payment scheme which exempted Turkish citizens 27 and older from conscription in exchange for a payment of $8,150.