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Military power of Italy & Japan

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Italy vs Japan

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Country: Italy (IT) Japan (JP)
Capital: Rome Tokyo
Population: 60,317,116 125,360,000
Area: 301,338 km2 377,944 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 28.9 billion $ 50.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.6% 1%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 165,500 247,150
Reserve personnel: 18,300 56,100
Available for military: 13,865,688 27,301,443

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 200 1,004
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,795 3,072
Total artillery: 275 623
Self-propelled artillery: 164 214
Rocket artillery: 21 99

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 828 1,444
Fighter aircraft: 80 155
Multirole aircraf: 93 79
Attack aircraft: 48 0
Helicopters: 365 698
UCAV (combat drone): 12 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 142 140
Aircraftcarriers: 2 4
Destroyers: 4 36
Frigates: 12 2
Corvettes: 1 6
Submarines: 8 22

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Nuclear weapons

Italy

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

Japan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.

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.