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Military power of United Kingdom and Canada

Country: United Kingdom Canada
Capital: London Ottawa
Population: 65 110 000 35 151 728
Area: 242 495 km2 9 984 670 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 0 warheads
More: United Kingdom military forces description Canada military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 15,5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 1%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 68 250
Reserve personnel: 75 110 119 000
Available for military: 14 856 917 8 031 266

Land Forces

Tanks: 407 146×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 3 148
Total artillery: 532 161
Self-propelled artillery: 117 0
Rocket artillery: 50 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 886 405
Fighter aircraft: 141 0
Multirole aircraf: 89 103
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 386 165

Navy

Total naval: 76 62
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 6 0
Frigates: 13 12
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 11 4

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.

Canada

17 years of age for voluntary male and female military service (with parental consent); 16 years of age for Reserve and Military College applicants; Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status required; maximum 34 years of age; service obligation 3-9 years