German Armed forces

Germany
Population
83,166,711
Military budget
57 billion $
Active personnel
183,907
Nuclear weapons
0 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Berlin
Area: 357,168 km2
Population: 83,166,711
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
57 billion $
Percent of GDP
1.4

Manpower

Active personnel
183,907
Reserve
30,050
Available
18,529,299

Land Forces

Tanks
328
AFV
3,874
Artillery
401
Self-propelled guns
121
Rocket artillery
38
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
- KMW Grizzly -
- Marder 382
- BV 206S 347
- Dingo 1/2 639

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber

Air Forces

Total aircraft
662
Fighters
141
Multirole
90
Attack
0
Helicopters
347
UCAV (combat drone)
0
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-53G 78
- Eurocopter EC 145 15
- Eurocopter H135 19
- Eurocopter H145 7
- Westland Lynx 21
- Westland Sea King 21

UCAV (combat drone)

TypeNameNumber
- -

Navy

Total naval
65
Aircraftcarriers
0
Destroyers
0
Frigates
12
Corvettes
5
Submarines
6
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
- Brandenburg 4
- Bremen 1
- Baden-Württemberg 4

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber

Submarines

TypeNameNumber

Nuclear weapons

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