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Military power of Brazil & Japan

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Country: Brazil (BR) Japan (JP)
Capital: Brasília Tokyo
Population: 204 451 000 126 880 000
Area: 8 515 767 km2 377 944 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 22,8 billion $ 46,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,3% 1%

Military budget

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 318 480 247 150
Reserve personnel: 1 340 000 56 100
Available for military: 53 350 703 27 301 443

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 469 686
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 769 2 905
Total artillery: 956 1 179
Self-propelled artillery: 212 226
Rocket artillery: 198 99

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 749 1 654
Fighter aircraft: 47 154
Multirole aircraf: 0 134
Attack aircraft: 78 0
Helicopters: 249 719

Total aircraft

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Navy

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Total naval: 108 129
Aircraftcarriers: 1 4
Destroyers: 0 38
Frigates: 8 0
Corvettes: 3 6
Submarines: 5 17

Total naval

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Nuclear weapons

Brazil

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Japan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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.

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.