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Military power of Switzerland & Italy

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Switzerland vs Italy

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Country: Switzerland (CH) Italy (IT)
Capital: Bern Rome
Population: 8,570,146 60,317,116
Area: 41,285 km2 301,338 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 5.3 billion $ 28.9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0.7% 1.6%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 140,000 165,500
Reserve personnel: 80,000 18,300
Available for military: 1,852,580 13,865,688

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 224 200
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,500 2,795
Total artillery: 224 275
Self-propelled artillery: 224 164
Rocket artillery: 0 21

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 193 828
Fighter aircraft: 40 80
Multirole aircraf: 26 93
Attack aircraft: 0 48
Helicopters: 45 365
UCAV (combat drone): 0 12

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Navy

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Total naval: 0 142
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 0 12
Corvettes: 0 1
Submarines: 0 8

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Nuclear weapons

Switzerland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Italy

Italy 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.

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.