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Military power of Norway & Sweden

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Norway vs Sweden

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Country: Norway (NO) Sweden (SE)
Capital: Oslo Stockholm
Population: 5 213 985 9 851 017
Area: 323 802 km2 450 295 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 7,2 billion $ 5,77 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,4% 1,24%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 25 000 30 000
Reserve personnel: 46 000 34 500
Available for military: 1 078 181 2 065 782

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 52 120
Armoured fighting vehicles: 514 2 719
Total artillery: 38 268
Self-propelled artillery: 26 48
Rocket artillery: 12 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 125 240
Fighter aircraft: 0 0
Multirole aircraf: 53 98
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 34 53

Total aircraft

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Navy

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Total naval: 45 213
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 5 0
Corvettes: 0 9
Submarines: 6 5

Total naval

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Nuclear weapons

Norway

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Sweden

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Norway

18-44 years of age for male compulsory military service (55 years of age if you are an officer); 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women. 19-month service with 12-month service obligation. Around 50% of conscripts are enrolled in the Home Guard, for a 7-month period (spread out over many years).

Sweden

18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47.