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Military power of United Kingdom and USA

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Country: United Kingdom USA
Capital: London Washington
Population: 65 110 000 324 527 000
Area: 242 495 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 7 200 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 610 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 3,1%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 1 281 900
Reserve personnel: 75 110 811 000
Available for military: 14 856 917 73 270 043

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Land Forces

Tanks: 407 6 393×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 41 760
Total artillery: 532 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 117 950
Rocket artillery: 50 1 197

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 888 12 304
Fighter aircraft: 141 457
Multirole aircraf: 91 2 192
Attack aircraft: 0 587
Helicopters: 386 4 889

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Navy

Total naval: 76 437
Aircraftcarriers: 1 20
Destroyers: 6 85
Frigates: 13 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 11 71

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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.

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.