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Military power of United Kingdom and Brazil

Country: United Kingdom Brazil
Capital: London Brasília
Population: 65 110 000 204 451 000
Area: 242 495 km2 8 515 767 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 0 warheads
More: United Kingdom military forces description Brazil military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 22,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 1,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 318 480
Reserve personnel: 75 110 1 340 000
Available for military: 14 856 917 53 350 703

Land Forces

Tanks: 407 469×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 1 769
Total artillery: 532 1 112
Self-propelled artillery: 117 184
Rocket artillery: 50 198

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 886 761
Fighter aircraft: 141 45
Multirole aircraf: 89 0
Attack aircraft: 0 78
Helicopters: 386 263

Navy

Total naval: 76 111
Aircraftcarriers: 1 1
Destroyers: 6 0
Frigates: 13 9
Corvettes: 0 5
Submarines: 11 5

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.

Brazil

18-45 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 10-12 months; 17-45 years of age for voluntary service; an increasing percentage of the ranks are "long-service" volunteer professionals; women were allowed to serve in the armed forces beginning in early 1980s when the Brazilian Army became the first army in South America to accept women into career ranks; women serve in Navy and Air Force only in Women's Reserve Corps.