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Military power of Japan & Australia

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Japan vs Australia

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Country: Japan (JP) Australia (AU)
Capital: Tokyo Canberra
Population: 125,360,000 25,807,800
Area: 377,944 km2 7,692,024 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 50.3 billion $ 34 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 2%

Military budget

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 247,150 59,095
Reserve personnel: 56,100 28,878
Available for military: 27,301,443 5,316,464

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1,004 59
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,072 1,796
Total artillery: 623 235
Self-propelled artillery: 214 0
Rocket artillery: 99 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,444 433
Fighter aircraft: 155 0
Multirole aircraf: 79 133
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 698 130
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 140 45
Aircraftcarriers: 4 2
Destroyers: 36 3
Frigates: 2 8
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 22 6

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Nuclear weapons

Japan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Australia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

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.

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.