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Military power of Germany & Japan

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Germany vs Japan

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Country: Germany (DE) Japan (JP)
Capital: Berlin Tokyo
Population: 82 175 700 126 880 000
Area: 357 168 km2 377 944 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 44,3 billion $ 46,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,2% 1%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 178 334 247 150
Reserve personnel: 40 000 56 100
Available for military: 18 529 299 27 301 443

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 328 686
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 592 2 905
Total artillery: 440 1 179
Self-propelled artillery: 148 226
Rocket artillery: 50 99

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 785 1 654
Fighter aircraft: 134 154
Multirole aircraf: 115 134
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 358 719

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Navy

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Total naval: 64 129
Aircraftcarriers: 0 4
Destroyers: 0 38
Frigates: 10 0
Corvettes: 5 6
Submarines: 6 17

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Nuclear weapons

Germany

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

Japan

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.

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.