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Military power of Netherlands & Switzerland

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Netherlands vs Switzerland

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Country: Netherlands (NL) Switzerland (CH)
Capital: Amsterdam Bern
Population: 17,469,635 8,570,146
Area: 41,543 km2 41,285 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 13.7 billion $ 5.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.5% 0.7%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 35,400 140,000
Reserve personnel: 4,500 80,000
Available for military: 7,728,129 1,852,580

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 18 224
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,039 1,500
Total artillery: 57 224
Self-propelled artillery: 57 224
Rocket artillery: 0 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 201 193
Fighter aircraft: 0 40
Multirole aircraf: 78 26
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 94 45
UCAV (combat drone): 4 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 56 0
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 2 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 4 0

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Nuclear weapons

Netherlands

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

Switzerland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Netherlands

17 years of age for an all-volunteer force.

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.