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Military power of Norway & Switzerland

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Norway vs Switzerland

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Country: Norway (NO) Switzerland (CH)
Capital: Oslo Bern
Population: 5 213 985 8 306 200
Area: 323 802 km2 41 285 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 7,2 billion $ 4,83 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,4% 0,8%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 25 000 140 000
Reserve personnel: 46 000 80 000
Available for military: 1 078 181 1 852 580

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 52 224
Armoured fighting vehicles: 514 1 500
Total artillery: 38 224
Self-propelled artillery: 26 224
Rocket artillery: 12 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 125 193
Fighter aircraft: 0 40
Multirole aircraf: 53 26
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 34 45

Total aircraft

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Navy

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

Total naval

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Nuclear weapons

Norway

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Switzerland

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).

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.