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Military power of United Kingdom and Japan

Country: United Kingdom Japan
Capital: London Tokyo
Population: 65 110 000 126 880 000
Area: 242 495 km2 377 944 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 0 warheads
More: United Kingdom military forces description Japan military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 46,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 1%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 247 150
Reserve personnel: 75 110 56 100
Available for military: 14 856 917 27 301 443

Land Forces

Tanks: 407 686×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 2 905
Total artillery: 532 1 179
Self-propelled artillery: 117 226
Rocket artillery: 50 99

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 886 1 654
Fighter aircraft: 141 154
Multirole aircraf: 89 134
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 386 719

Navy

Total naval: 76 129
Aircraftcarriers: 1 4
Destroyers: 6 38
Frigates: 13 0
Corvettes: 0 6
Submarines: 11 17

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.

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.