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Military power of Brazil & Switzerland

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Brazil vs Switzerland

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Country: Brazil (BR) Switzerland (CH)
Capital: Brasília Bern
Population: 210,147,125 8,570,146
Area: 8,515,767 km2 41,285 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 26.9 billion $ 5.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.5% 0.7%

Military budget

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 334,500 140,000
Reserve personnel: 1,340,000 80,000
Available for military: 53,350,703 1,852,580

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 469 224
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,769 1,500
Total artillery: 956 224
Self-propelled artillery: 212 224
Rocket artillery: 198 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 749 193
Fighter aircraft: 47 40
Multirole aircraf: 0 26
Attack aircraft: 78 0
Helicopters: 249 45
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 108 0
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 8 0
Corvettes: 3 0
Submarines: 5 0

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Nuclear weapons

Brazil

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Switzerland

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.

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.