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Military power of Germany & Austria

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Germany vs Austria

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Country: Germany (DE) Austria (AT)
Capital: Berlin Vienna
Population: 82 175 700 8 725 931
Area: 357 168 km2 83 879 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 44,3 billion $ 2,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,2% 0,74%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 178 334 22 400
Reserve personnel: 40 000 150 000
Available for military: 18 529 299 1 941 110

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 328 56
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 592 215
Total artillery: 440 83
Self-propelled artillery: 148 83
Rocket artillery: 50 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 785 133
Fighter aircraft: 134 15
Multirole aircraf: 115 0
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 358 67

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Navy

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Total naval: 64 0
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 10 0
Corvettes: 5 0
Submarines: 6 0

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Nuclear weapons

Germany

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

Austria

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

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.

Austria

Registration requirement at age 17, the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; 18 is the legal minimum age for compulsory military service (6 months), or optionally, alternative civil/community service (9 months); males 18 to 50 years old in the militia or inactive reserve are subject to compulsory service; in a January 2012 referendum, a majority of Austrians voted in favor of retaining the system of compulsory military service (with the option of alternative/non-military service) instead of switching to a professional army system.