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Military power of Switzerland & Germany

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Switzerland vs Germany

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Country: Switzerland (CH) Germany (DE)
Capital: Bern Berlin
Population: 8 306 200 82 175 700
Area: 41 285 km2 357 168 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 44,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 1,2%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 140 000 178 334
Reserve personnel: 80 000 40 000
Available for military: 1 852 580 18 529 299

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 224 328
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 3 592
Total artillery: 224 440
Self-propelled artillery: 224 148
Rocket artillery: 0 50

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 193 785
Fighter aircraft: 40 134
Multirole aircraf: 26 115
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 45 358

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Navy

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Total naval: 0 64
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 10
Corvettes: 0 5
Submarines: 0 6

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Nuclear weapons

Switzerland

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

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.

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.