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Military power of Germany & Switzerland

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Germany vs Switzerland

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Country: Germany (DE) Switzerland (CH)
Capital: Berlin Bern
Population: 83,166,711 8,570,146
Area: 357,168 km2 41,285 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 57 billion $ 5.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.4% 0.7%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 183,907 140,000
Reserve personnel: 30,050 80,000
Available for military: 18,529,299 1,852,580

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 328 224
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,874 1,500
Total artillery: 401 224
Self-propelled artillery: 121 224
Rocket artillery: 38 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 662 193
Fighter aircraft: 141 40
Multirole aircraf: 90 26
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 347 45
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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

Total naval

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Nuclear weapons

Germany

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

Switzerland

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.

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.