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Military power of United Kingdom and Austria

Country: United Kingdom Austria
Capital: London Vienna
Population: 65 110 000 8 725 931
Area: 242 495 km2 83 879 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 0 warheads
More: United Kingdom military forces description Austria military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 2,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 0,74%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 55 000
Reserve personnel: 75 110 35 000
Available for military: 14 856 917 1 941 110

Land Forces

Tanks: 407 56×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 284
Total artillery: 532 83
Self-propelled artillery: 117 83
Rocket artillery: 50 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 886 136
Fighter aircraft: 141 15
Multirole aircraf: 89 0
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 386 70

Navy

Total naval: 76 0
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 6 0
Frigates: 13 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 11 0

Military service

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.

Austria

Registration requirement at age 17, the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; 18 is the legal minimum age for compulsory military service (6 months), or optionally, alternative civil/community service (9 months); males 18 to 50 years old in the militia or inactive reserve are subject to compulsory service; in a January 2012 referendum, a majority of Austrians voted in favor of retaining the system of compulsory military service (with the option of alternative/non-military service) instead of switching to a professional army system.