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Malaysia vs Switzerland

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Malaysia is a country located in Southeastern Asia with an area of 330,803 km2 (land boundries: 2,742 km and costline 4,675 km (Peninsular Malaysia 2,068 km, East Malaysia 2,607 km)). The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur. The number of inhabitants is 32,730,000.

Malaysia is a member of the Five Powers Defense Arrangements, a series of mutual assistance agreements reached in 1971 embracing Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Malaysia also cooperates closely with the US military. the Malaysian Armed Forces field a diverse mix of mostly older imported weapons systems.

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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: 4.4 billion $ 6.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.16% 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: 113,000 140,000
Reserve personnel: 51,600 80,000
Available for military: 14,817,517 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: 48 224
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,276 1,808
Total artillery: 250 176
Self-propelled artillery: 0 176
Rocket artillery: 54 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: 122 178
Fighter aircraft: 0 27
Multirole aircraft: 26 25
Attack aircraft: 12 0
Helicopters: 54 57
UCAV (combat drone): 0 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: 111 0
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 3 0
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 2 0

Total naval

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

Malaysia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Switzerland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Malaysia

17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service (younger with parental consent and proof of age); mandatory retirement age 60; women serve in the Malaysian Armed Forces; no conscription.

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.