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Military power of Switzerland & Norway

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Switzerland vs Norway

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Country: Switzerland (CH) Norway (NO)
Capital: Bern Oslo
Population: 8,570,146 5,391,369
Area: 41,285 km2 323,802 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 5.3 billion $ 7.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0.7% 2%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 140,000 25,000
Reserve personnel: 80,000 46,000
Available for military: 1,852,580 1,078,181

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 224 52
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,500 514
Total artillery: 224 38
Self-propelled artillery: 224 26
Rocket artillery: 0 12

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 193 143
Fighter aircraft: 40 0
Multirole aircraf: 26 71
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 45 34
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 0 45
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 5
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 0 6

Total naval

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Nuclear weapons

Switzerland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Norway

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.

Norway

18-44 years of age for male compulsory military service (55 years of age if you are an officer); 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women. 19-month service with 12-month service obligation. Around 50% of conscripts are enrolled in the Home Guard, for a 7-month period (spread out over many years).