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Military power of Switzerland & Brazil

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Switzerland vs Brazil

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Country: Switzerland (CH) Brazil (BR)
Capital: Bern Brasília
Population: 8,570,146 210,147,125
Area: 41,285 km2 8,515,767 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 5.3 billion $ 26.9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0.7% 1.5%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 140,000 334,500
Reserve personnel: 80,000 1,340,000
Available for military: 1,852,580 53,350,703

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 224 469
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,500 1,769
Total artillery: 224 956
Self-propelled artillery: 224 212
Rocket artillery: 0 198

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 193 749
Fighter aircraft: 40 47
Multirole aircraf: 26 0
Attack aircraft: 0 78
Helicopters: 45 249
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 0 108
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 8
Corvettes: 0 3
Submarines: 0 5

Total naval

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Nuclear weapons

Switzerland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Brazil

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.

Brazil

18-45 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 10-12 months; 17-45 years of age for voluntary service; an increasing percentage of the ranks are "long-service" volunteer professionals; women were allowed to serve in the armed forces beginning in early 1980s when the Brazilian Army became the first army in South America to accept women into career ranks; women serve in Navy and Air Force only in Women's Reserve Corps.