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Military power of United Kingdom and Germany

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Country: United Kingdom Germany
Capital: London Berlin
Population: 65 110 000 82 175 700
Area: 242 495 km2 357 168 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 44,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 1,2%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 178 334
Reserve personnel: 75 110 40 000
Available for military: 14 856 917 18 529 299

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Land Forces

Tanks: 407 328×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 3 592
Total artillery: 532 440
Self-propelled artillery: 117 148
Rocket artillery: 50 50

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 888 785
Fighter aircraft: 141 134
Multirole aircraf: 91 115
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 386 358

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Navy

Total naval: 76 64
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 6 0
Frigates: 13 10
Corvettes: 0 5
Submarines: 11 6

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Military service

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.

Germany

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.