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Switzerland is a country located in Central Europe with an area of 41,285 km2 (land boundries: 1,770 km and costline 0 km (landlocked)). The capital of Switzerland is Bern. The number of inhabitants is 8,570,146.

Switzerland has long maintained a policy of military neutrality, but does periodically participate in EU, NATO, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Swiss law excludes participation in combat operations for peace enforcement, and Swiss units will only participate in operations under the mandate of the UN or OSCE. The Swiss Armed Forces inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced and imported weapons systems. The United States is the leading supplier of military armaments.

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Venezuela is a country located in Northern South America with an area of 916,445 km2 (land boundries: 5,267 km and costline 2,800 km). The capital of Venezuela is Caracas. The number of inhabitants is 28,887,118.

The FANB inventory is mainly of Chinese and Russian origin with a smaller mix of equipment from Western countries. Russia is the top supplier of military hardware to Venezuela

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 5.3 billion $ 0.7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0.7% 0.35%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 816 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 140,000 330,000
Reserve personnel: 80,000 8,000
Available for military: 1,852,580 8,000,000

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 224 312
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,808 1,000
Total artillery: 176 200
Self-propelled artillery: 176 60
Rocket artillery: 0 36

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 178 263
Fighter aircraft: 27 6
Multirole aircraft: 25 42
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 57 81
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 0 46
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 2
Corvettes: 0 3
Submarines: 0 2

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

Switzerland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Venezuela

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.

Venezuela

All citizens of military service age (18-60 years old) are obligated to register for military service, though mandatory recruitment is forbidden; the minimum service obligation is 12 months.