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Military power of United Kingdom and Sweden

Country: United Kingdom Sweden
Capital: London Stockholm
Population: 65 110 000 9 851 017
Area: 242 495 km2 450 295 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 0 warheads
More: United Kingdom military forces description Sweden military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 5,77 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 1,24%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 42 000
Reserve personnel: 75 110 12 000
Available for military: 14 856 917 2 065 782

Land Forces

Tanks: 407 120×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 2 357
Total artillery: 532 244
Self-propelled artillery: 117 24
Rocket artillery: 50 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 886 240
Fighter aircraft: 141 0
Multirole aircraf: 89 98
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 386 53

Navy

Total naval: 76 213
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 6 0
Frigates: 13 0
Corvettes: 0 9
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.

Sweden

18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47.