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Military power of Germany & Sweden

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Germany vs Sweden

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Country: Germany (DE) Sweden (SE)
Capital: Berlin Stockholm
Population: 83,166,711 10,385,347
Area: 357,168 km2 450,295 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 57 billion $ 7.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.4% 1.1%

Military budget

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 183,907 30,000
Reserve personnel: 30,050 34,500
Available for military: 18,529,299 2,065,782

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 328 120
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,874 2,719
Total artillery: 401 268
Self-propelled artillery: 121 48
Rocket artillery: 38 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 662 240
Fighter aircraft: 141 0
Multirole aircraf: 90 98
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 347 53
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 65 213
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 12 0
Corvettes: 5 9
Submarines: 6 5

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Nuclear weapons

Germany

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

Sweden

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.

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.