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Australia is a country located in Oceania with an area of 7,692,024 km2 (land boundries: 0 km and costline 25,760 km). The capital of Australia is Canberra. The number of inhabitants is 25,807,800.

Australia has been part of the Australia, New Zealand, and US Security (ANZUS) Treaty. In 2021, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States announced an enhanced trilateral security partnership called “AUKUS” which would build on existing bilateral ties. The Australian military's inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced and imported Western weapons systems. USA is the largest supplier of arms. The Australian defense industry produces a variety of land and sea weapons platforms.

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Sweden is a country located in Northern Europe with an area of 450,295 km2 (land boundries: 2,211 km and costline 3,218 km). The capital of Sweden is Stockholm. The number of inhabitants is 10,385,347.

The Swedish military cooperates closely with the military forces of other Nordic countries through the Nordic Defense Cooperation (NORDEFCO), which consists olso of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway. Sweden is a signatory of the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy and contributes to CSDP missions and operations. In 2022 Sweden applied for NATO membership and was formally invited to join the alliance at the NATO Summit in Madrid. The inventory of the SAF is comprised of domestically-produced and imported Western weapons systems. The United States is the leading supplier of military hardware.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 34 billion $ 7.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 1.1%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 59,095 30,000
Reserve personnel: 28,878 34,500
Available for military: 5,316,464 2,065,782

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 59 121
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,796 2,071
Total artillery: 235 268
Self-propelled artillery: 0 48
Rocket artillery: 0 0

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,270 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 433 207
Fighter aircraft: 0 0
Multirole aircraf: 133 94
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 130 53
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 45 186
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 3 0
Frigates: 8 0
Corvettes: 0 7
Submarines: 6 5

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

Australia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Sweden

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.

Sweden

18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47.