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Military power of Australia & Japan

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Australia vs Japan

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Country: Australia (AU) Japan (JP)
Capital: Canberra Tokyo
Population: 25,807,800 125,360,000
Area: 7,692,024 km2 377,944 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 34 billion $ 50.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 1%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 59,095 247,150
Reserve personnel: 28,878 56,100
Available for military: 5,316,464 27,301,443

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 59 1,004
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,796 3,072
Total artillery: 235 623
Self-propelled artillery: 0 214
Rocket artillery: 0 99

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 433 1,444
Fighter aircraft: 0 155
Multirole aircraf: 133 79
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 130 698
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 45 140
Aircraftcarriers: 2 4
Destroyers: 3 36
Frigates: 8 2
Corvettes: 0 6
Submarines: 6 22

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Nuclear weapons

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Does not have nuclear weapons.

Japan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.