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 $

(USA)

Percent of GDP
1.4

Manpower

Active personnel
183,907

(China)

Reserve
30,050

(China)

Available
18,529,299

(China)

Land Forces

Tanks
328

(Russia)

AFV
3,874

(USA)

Artillery
401

(Russia)

Self-propelled guns
121

(Russia)

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-
-Marder382
-BV 206S347
-Dingo 1/2639

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber

Air Forces

Total aircraft
662

(USA)

Fighters
141

(China)

Multirole
90

(USA)

Attack
0

(Russia)

Helicopters
347

(USA)

UCAV (combat drone)
0

(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-53G78
-Eurocopter EC 14515
-Eurocopter H13519
-Eurocopter H1457
-Westland Lynx21
-Westland Sea King21

UCAV (combat drone)

TypeNameNumber
--

Navy

Total naval
65

(China)

Aircraftcarriers
0

(USA)

Destroyers
0

(USA)

Frigates
12

(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
-Bremen1
-Baden-Württemberg4

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber

Submarines

TypeNameNumber

Nuclear weapons

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