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Military power of Sweden & Japan

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Sweden vs Japan

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Country: Sweden (SE) Japan (JP)
Capital: Stockholm Tokyo
Population: 10,385,347 125,360,000
Area: 450,295 km2 377,944 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 7.2 billion $ 50.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.1% 1%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 30,000 247,150
Reserve personnel: 34,500 56,100
Available for military: 2,065,782 27,301,443

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 120 1,004
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,719 3,072
Total artillery: 268 623
Self-propelled artillery: 48 214
Rocket artillery: 0 99

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 240 1,444
Fighter aircraft: 0 155
Multirole aircraf: 98 79
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 53 698
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 213 140
Aircraftcarriers: 0 4
Destroyers: 0 36
Frigates: 0 2
Corvettes: 9 6
Submarines: 5 22

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Nuclear weapons

Sweden

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Japan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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.

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.