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Military power of Switzerland & Austria

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Switzerland vs Austria

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Country: Switzerland (CH) Austria (AT)
Capital: Bern Vienna
Population: 8 306 200 8 725 931
Area: 41 285 km2 83 879 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 2,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 0,74%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 140 000 22 400
Reserve personnel: 80 000 150 000
Available for military: 1 852 580 1 941 110

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 224 56
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 215
Total artillery: 224 83
Self-propelled artillery: 224 83
Rocket artillery: 0 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 193 133
Fighter aircraft: 40 15
Multirole aircraf: 26 0
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 45 67

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Navy

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Total naval: 0 0
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 0 0

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Nuclear weapons

Switzerland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Austria

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

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.

Austria

Registration requirement at age 17, the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; 18 is the legal minimum age for compulsory military service (6 months), or optionally, alternative civil/community service (9 months); males 18 to 50 years old in the militia or inactive reserve are subject to compulsory service; in a January 2012 referendum, a majority of Austrians voted in favor of retaining the system of compulsory military service (with the option of alternative/non-military service) instead of switching to a professional army system.