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Canada is a country located in Northern North America with an area of 9,984,670 km2 (land boundries: 8,891 km and costline 202,080 km). The capital of Canada is Ottawa. The number of inhabitants is 38,048,738.

Canada is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. Canada is part of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). The Canadian's inventory is a mix of domestically-produced equipment and imported weapons systems from Australia, Europe, Israel, and the USA. The leading supplier is the United States. Canada's defense industry develops, maintains, and produces a range of equipment, including aircraft, combat vehicles, naval vessels.

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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: 22.8 billion $ 7.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.4% 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: 67,492 30,000
Reserve personnel: 36,381 34,500
Available for military: 8,031,266 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: 82 121
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,693 2,071
Total artillery: 163 268
Self-propelled artillery: 0 48
Rocket artillery: 0 0

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: 417 207
Fighter aircraft: 0 0
Multirole aircraft: 98 94
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 165 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: 67 186
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 12 0
Corvettes: 0 7
Submarines: 4 5

Total naval

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

Canada

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Sweden

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Canada

17 years of age for voluntary male and female military service (with parental consent); 16 years of age for Reserve and Military College applicants; Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status required; maximum 34 years of age; service obligation 3-9 years

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.