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Greece vs Switzerland

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Greece is a country located in Southern Europe with an area of 131,990 km2 (land boundries: 1,110 km and costline 13,676 km). The capital of Greece is Athens. The number of inhabitants is 10,718,565.

Greece joined NATO in 1952. The inventory of the Hellenic Armed Forces consists mostly of a mix of imported weapons from Europe and the USA. Germany is the leading supplier of weapons systems. Greece entered into a security agreement with France in 2021 that included the sale of frigates and fighter aircraft to augment its aging weapons systems. Greece's defense industry also is capable of producing a range of military hardware

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Switzerland is a country located in Central Europe with an area of 41,285 km2 (land boundries: 1,770 km and costline 0 km (landlocked)). The capital of Switzerland is Bern. The number of inhabitants is 8,570,146.

Switzerland has long maintained a policy of military neutrality, but does periodically participate in EU, NATO, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Swiss law excludes participation in combat operations for peace enforcement, and Swiss units will only participate in operations under the mandate of the UN or OSCE. The Swiss Armed Forces inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced and imported weapons systems. The United States is the leading supplier of military armaments.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 9 billion $ 6.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3.7% 0.7%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 916 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 107,600 140,000
Reserve personnel: 221,600 80,000
Available for military: 2,535,174 1,852,580

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1,365 224
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,126 1,808
Total artillery: 1,469 176
Self-propelled artillery: 588 176
Rocket artillery: 152 0

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 855 178
Fighter aircraft: 35 27
Multirole aircraft: 202 25
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 427 57
UCAV (combat drone): 3 0

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 236 0
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 13 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 11 0

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

Greece

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Switzerland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Greece

19-45 years of age for compulsory military service; during wartime the law allows for recruitment beginning January of the year of inductee's 18th birthday, thus including 17 year olds; 18 years of age for volunteers; conscript service obligation is 1 year for the Army and 9 months for the Air Force and Navy; women are eligible for voluntary military service.

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.