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Military power of Switzerland & Israel

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Switzerland vs Israel

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Country: Switzerland (CH) Israel (IL)
Capital: Bern Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized)
Population: 8 306 200 8 238 300
Area: 41 285 km2 20 770 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 17,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 5,8%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 140 000 176 500
Reserve personnel: 80 000 445 000
Available for military: 1 852 580 1 797 960

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 224 2 200
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 6 766
Total artillery: 224 1 522
Self-propelled artillery: 224 614
Rocket artillery: 0 48

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 193 772
Fighter aircraft: 40 52
Multirole aircraf: 26 352
Attack aircraft: 0 25
Helicopters: 45 177

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Navy

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Total naval: 0 74
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 0 3
Submarines: 0 5

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Nuclear weapons

Switzerland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Israel

Although not certain, there is a rumour that Israel was the sixth country in the world that managed to research and develop their own nuclear arsenal. However, they did not confirm that fact. Still, a lot of sources claim that they managed to prepare fully working nuclear warheads in 1966. In spite of such early dates, Israel has not joined the NPT. Up to this day, they do not confirm nor deny the possibility of having nuclear arsenal. As a result of that, Israel is said to apply quite effective, yet affordable deterring policy.

According to many organizations, the estimated numbers of nuclear weapons that Israel possesses varies from 80 up to even 200 ready to be launched nuclear weapons. What is more, there are also rumours that Israel managed to prepare special missiles that can be operational from submarines.

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.

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).