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Military power of Germany & Italy

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Country: Germany (DE) Italy (IT)
Capital: Berlin Rome
Population: 82 175 700 60 795 612
Area: 357 168 km2 301 338 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 44,3 billion $ 37,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,2% 1,27%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 178 334 177 000
Reserve personnel: 40 000 41 867
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: 3 592 2 795
Total artillery: 440 275
Self-propelled artillery: 148 164
Rocket artillery: 50 21

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 785 811
Fighter aircraft: 134 80
Multirole aircraf: 115 88
Attack aircraft: 0 48
Helicopters: 358 365

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Navy

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Total naval: 64 142
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 10 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.