German Armed forces

Germany
Population
82 175 700
Military budget
44,3 billion $
Active personnel
178 334
Nuclear weapons
0 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Berlin
Area: 357 168 km2
Population: 82 175 700
Etnic groups: German 91.5%, Turkish 2.4%, other 6.1%
Religions: Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3%

Military branches

(Bundeswehr) Army (Heer), Navy (Deutsche Marine, includes naval air arm), Air Force (Luftwaffe), Joint Support Services (Streitkraeftebasis, SKB), Central Medical Service (Zentraler Sanitaetsdienst, ZsanDstBw).

Military service

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.

Military expenditures

Military budget
44,3 billion $

(USA)

Percent of GDP
1,2

Manpower

Active personnel
178 334

(China)

Reserve
40 000

(China)

Available
18 529 299

(China)

Land Forces

Tanks
328

(Russia)

AFV
3 592

(USA)

Artillery
440

(Russia)

Self-propelled guns
148

(Russia)

Rocket artillery
50
Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.

Tanks

TypeNameNumber

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-Eagle671
-Enok331
-KMW Grizzly-
-Marder357
-BV 206S379

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber

Air Forces

Total aircraft
785

(USA)

Fighters
134

(China)

Multirole
115

(USA)

Attack
0

(Russia)

Helicopters
358

(USA)

Total aircraft - number of all military aircraft and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircraft. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircraft.

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Multirole aircraft

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber
--

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-VFW-Sikorsky CH-53G72
-Eurocopter EC 14515
-H13516
-Westland Lynx22
-Westland Sea King21

Navy

Total naval
64

(China)

Aircraftcarriers
0

(USA)

Destroyers
0

(USA)

Frigates
10

(China)

Corvettes
5

(Russia)

Submarines
6

(China)

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.

Aircraftcarriers

TypeNameNumber
--

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
--

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
-Brandenburg4
-Bremen2
-Baden-Württemberg1

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber

Submarines

TypeNameNumber

Nuclear weapons

Germany participates in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing arrangements and trains for delivering United States nuclear warheads.