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Military power of Switzerland & Japan

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Switzerland vs Japan

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Country: Switzerland (CH) Japan (JP)
Capital: Bern Tokyo
Population: 8 306 200 126 880 000
Area: 41 285 km2 377 944 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 46,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 1%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 140 000 247 150
Reserve personnel: 80 000 56 100
Available for military: 1 852 580 27 301 443

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 224 686
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 2 905
Total artillery: 224 1 179
Self-propelled artillery: 224 226
Rocket artillery: 0 99

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 193 1 654
Fighter aircraft: 40 154
Multirole aircraf: 26 134
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 45 719

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Navy

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Total naval: 0 129
Aircraftcarriers: 0 4
Destroyers: 0 38
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 0 6
Submarines: 0 17

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Nuclear weapons

Switzerland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Japan

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.

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.