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Military power of Sweden & Germany

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Sweden vs Germany

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Country: Sweden (SE) Germany (DE)
Capital: Stockholm Berlin
Population: 10,385,347 83,166,711
Area: 450,295 km2 357,168 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 7.2 billion $ 57 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.1% 1.4%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 30,000 183,907
Reserve personnel: 34,500 30,050
Available for military: 2,065,782 18,529,299

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 120 328
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,719 3,874
Total artillery: 268 401
Self-propelled artillery: 48 121
Rocket artillery: 0 38

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 240 662
Fighter aircraft: 0 141
Multirole aircraf: 98 90
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 53 347
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 213 65
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 12
Corvettes: 9 5
Submarines: 5 6

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Nuclear weapons

Sweden

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Germany

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

Military service

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.

Germany

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.