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Brazil is a country located in Eastern South America with an area of 8,515,767 km2 (land boundries: 16,145 km and costline 7,491 km). The capital of Brazil is Brasília. The number of inhabitants is 210,147,125.

Brazil has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the United States. MNNA status provides military and economic privileges, but it does not entail any security obligations. The Brazilian military's inventory consists of a mix of domestically-produced and imported weapons, largely from Europe and the US. Brazil's defense industry is capable of designing and manufacturing equipment for all three military services

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Germany is a country located in Central Europe with an area of 357,168 km2 (land boundries: 3,694 km and costline 2,389 km). The capital of Germany is Berlin. The number of inhabitants is 83,166,711.

Germany joined NATO in May 1955. The German Army has incorporated a joint Franco-German mechanized infantry brigade since 1989, a Dutch airmobile infantry brigade, and a Dutch mechanized infantry brigade. the German Federal Armed Forces inventory is mostly comprised of weapons systems produced domestically or jointly with other European countries and from the United States. Germany's defense industry is capable of manufacturing the full spectrum of military weapons systems, and is one of the world's leading arms exporters.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 26.9 billion $ 57 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.5% 1.4%

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: 334,500 183,907
Reserve personnel: 1,340,000 30,050
Available for military: 53,350,703 18,529,299

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

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Tanks: 469 328
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,696 3,874
Total artillery: 760 401
Self-propelled artillery: 136 121
Rocket artillery: 78 38

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 473 662
Fighter aircraft: 45 141
Multirole aircraft: 3 90
Attack aircraft: 77 0
Helicopters: 182 347
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: 216 65
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 12
Corvettes: 2 5
Submarines: 7 6

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

Brazil

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Germany

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

Military service

Brazil

18-45 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 10-12 months; 17-45 years of age for voluntary service; an increasing percentage of the ranks are "long-service" volunteer professionals; women were allowed to serve in the armed forces beginning in early 1980s when the Brazilian Army became the first army in South America to accept women into career ranks; women serve in Navy and Air Force only in Women's Reserve Corps.

Germany

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.