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Military power of Brazil & Italy

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Brazil vs Italy

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Country: Brazil (BR) Italy (IT)
Capital: Brasília Rome
Population: 210,147,125 60,317,116
Area: 8,515,767 km2 301,338 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 26.9 billion $ 28.9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.5% 1.6%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 334,500 165,500
Reserve personnel: 1,340,000 18,300
Available for military: 53,350,703 13,865,688

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 469 200
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,769 2,795
Total artillery: 956 275
Self-propelled artillery: 212 164
Rocket artillery: 198 21

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 749 828
Fighter aircraft: 47 80
Multirole aircraf: 0 93
Attack aircraft: 78 48
Helicopters: 249 365
UCAV (combat drone): 0 12

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Navy

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Total naval: 108 142
Aircraftcarriers: 1 2
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 8 12
Corvettes: 3 1
Submarines: 5 8

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Nuclear weapons

Brazil

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Italy

Italy 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.

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.