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Military power of Germany & Italy

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Germany vs Italy

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Country: Germany (DE) Italy (IT)
Capital: Berlin Rome
Population: 83,166,711 60,317,116
Area: 357,168 km2 301,338 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 57 billion $ 28.9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.4% 1.6%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 183,907 165,500
Reserve personnel: 30,050 18,300
Available for military: 18,529,299 13,865,688

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 328 200
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,874 2,795
Total artillery: 401 275
Self-propelled artillery: 121 164
Rocket artillery: 38 21

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 662 828
Fighter aircraft: 141 80
Multirole aircraf: 90 93
Attack aircraft: 0 48
Helicopters: 347 365
UCAV (combat drone): 0 12

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Navy

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Total naval: 65 142
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 12 12
Corvettes: 5 1
Submarines: 6 8

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Nuclear weapons

Germany

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

Italy

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

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.

Italy

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