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Military power of United Kingdom and Switzerland

Country: United Kingdom Switzerland
Capital: London Bern
Population: 65 110 000 8 306 200
Area: 242 495 km2 41 285 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 0 warheads
More: United Kingdom military forces description Switzerland military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 4,83 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 0,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 140 000
Reserve personnel: 75 110 80 000
Available for military: 14 856 917 1 852 580

Land Forces

Tanks: 407 224×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 1 500
Total artillery: 532 224
Self-propelled artillery: 117 224
Rocket artillery: 50 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 886 193
Fighter aircraft: 141 40
Multirole aircraf: 89 26
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 386 45

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.

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.