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  • Air force > Combat aircraft: Number of fighter aircrafts (fixed wing aircrafts with combat capability).
  • Armed forces personnel: Total armed forces (2000)
  • Arms trade > Arms exports, top countries: Compares the world's largest arms exporters, in millions of US Dollars. Data corresponds to the year 2010, and was compiled by SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute), a think tank dedicated to the research of conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament in the world, with presence in Stockholm, Beijing and Washington DC.
  • Army > Main battle tanks: Number of main battle tanks.
  • Budget: Annual defense budget in billion USD.
  • Global Peace Index: The Global Peace Index is comprised of 22 indicators in the three categories ongoing domestic or international conflicts; societal safety; and security and militarization. A low index value indicates a peaceful and safe country.
  • Military service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of service obligation.
  • Navy > Aircraft carriers: Number of aircraft carriers.
  • Navy > Corvette warships: Number of corvettes.
  • Navy > Nuclear submarines: Number of nuclear submarines.
  • Navy > Submarines: Number of patrol boats (includes minesweepers).
  • Paramilitary personnel: Paramilitary.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Personnel > Per capita: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of sevice obligation.
  • War deaths: Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-related deaths occur in warfare involving the armed forces of the warring parties. This includes traditional battlefield fighting, guerrilla activities, and all kinds of bombardments of military units, cities, and villages, etc. The targets are usually the military itself and its installations or state institutions and state representatives, but there is often substantial collateral damage in the form of civilians being killed in crossfire, in indiscriminate bombings, etc. All deaths--military as well as civilian--incurred in such situations, are counted as battle-related deaths."
  • Military expenditures: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Military branches: This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).
  • Expenditures > Percent of GDP: Current military expenditures as an estimated percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Armed forces personnel > Total: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organisation, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces."
  • Personnel: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • Navy > Frigates: Number of frigates.
  • Navy > Destroyers: Number of destroyers.
  • Navy > Cruisers: Number of cruisers.
  • Expenditures > Dollar figure per capita: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Branches: The names of the ground, naval, air, marine, and other defense or security forces
  • Arms trade > Arms exports, top countries per million people: Compares the world's largest arms exporters, in millions of US Dollars. Data corresponds to the year 2010, and was compiled by SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute), a think tank dedicated to the research of conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament in the world, with presence in Stockholm, Beijing and Washington DC. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Military expenditure > Current LCU: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilisation, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)"
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Expenditures > Dollar figure: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies
  • Armed forces personnel per 1000: Total armed forces (2000). Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults.
  • Expenditure > Current LCU: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Personnel per 1000: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Nuclear weapons > Non-Proliferation treaty sign date: Signed.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Conscription: A description of the status of conscription in the nation in 1997.
  • Armed forces growth: Growth in the number of armed forces personnel from 1985 (index = 100) to 2000. 100 means no growth, 50 means it halved and 200 means it doubled.
  • Imports > USD: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services."
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services.
  • Military expenditures > Percent of GDP: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Conventional arms > Exports: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre).
  • Expenditures > Dollar figure > Per $ GDP: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product
  • Terrorism > 2002 Bali bombing deaths: Amount of citizens from each country who were killed in the 2002 Bali bombings. In all, 202 people were killed.
  • Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services.
  • Exports > USD: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services."
  • Conventional arms > Exports per capita: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Males per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Expenditures > Dollar figure > Per capita: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Conventional arms imports: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre).
  • Terrorism > 2002 Bali bombing deaths per million people: Amount of citizens from each country who were killed in the 2002 Bali bombings. In all, 202 people were killed. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Conventional arms > Exports > Per $ GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates: Estimates of total development aid to Afghanistan over a four year period, in USD. Does not include charitable donations or other non-governmental donations. NOTE: The European Community is estimated to have given over $114 billion over the past four years. Other donations include the UN Development Programme pledging $7,268,507,000; Microsoft pledging $65,000,000; and $47,000,000.
  • Aid to Afghanistan > Gross disbursements as a percent of ODA: Percent of all gross disbursments of official development aid which goes to Afghanistan, 2003-2004. NOTE: The total percent to Afghanistan from all donor countries is 1.7%.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve.
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Conventional arms imports per capita: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Commitment to Development Index (security): The Commitment to Development Index (CDI) ranks the world’s richest countries on their commitment to policies that benefit the poorer nations. The security component of the CDI considers military actions that affect developing countries, favoring three aspects of the security-development nexus: 1. Financial and personnel contributions to peacekeeping operations and forcible humanitarian interventions. 2. Deployment of naval fleets to platrol sea lanes. 3. Collaboration with international security regimes that promote non-proliferation, disarmament and international rule of law. Finally, the CDI penalizes some exports of arms to nations, especially ones that are undemocratic and spend heavily on the military.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Females per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Females: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 per 1000: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49: The number of males aged 15-49 fit for military service. This is a more refined measure of potential military manpower availability which tries to correct for the health situation in the country and reduces the maximum potential number to a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve.
  • Conventional arms imports > Per $ GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates, % of GDP: Estimates of total development aid to Afghanistan over a four year period, in USD. Does not include charitable donations or other non-governmental donations. NOTE: The European Community is estimated to have given over $114 billion over the past four years. Other donations include the UN Development Programme pledging $7,268,507,000; Microsoft pledging $65,000,000; and $47,000,000. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Armed forces personnel > % of total labor force: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organisation, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organisation's definition of the economically active population."
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Military expenditure > % of GDP: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilisation, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)"
  • Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates per capita: Estimates of total development aid to Afghanistan over a four year period, in USD. Does not include charitable donations or other non-governmental donations. NOTE: The European Community is estimated to have given over $114 billion over the past four years. Other donations include the UN Development Programme pledging $7,268,507,000; Microsoft pledging $65,000,000; and $47,000,000. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates > Per $ GDP: Estimates of total development aid to Afghanistan over a four year period, in USD. Does not include charitable donations or other non-governmental donations. NOTE: The European Community is estimated to have given over $114 billion over the past four years. Other donations include the UN Development Programme pledging $7,268,507,000; Microsoft pledging $65,000,000; and $47,000,000. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 10,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males per 1000: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Expenditure > % of GDP: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Conventional arms > Exports, % of GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Expenditures > Dollar figure, % of GDP: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 > Per capita: The number of males aged 15-49 fit for military service. This is a more refined measure of potential military manpower availability which tries to correct for the health situation in the country and reduces the maximum potential number to a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 > Per capita: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males > Per capita: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Expenditure > % of central government expenditure: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 per 1000: The number of males aged 15-49 fit for military service. This is a more refined measure of potential military manpower availability which tries to correct for the health situation in the country and reduces the maximum potential number to a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Availability > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Conventional arms imports, % of GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Males per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Personnel > % of total labor force: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organization's definition of the economically active population.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
STAT Switzerland United Kingdom HISTORY
Air force > Combat aircraft 87
Ranked 18th.
222
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than Switzerland
Armed forces personnel 28,000
Ranked 85th.
212,000
Ranked 23th. 8 times more than Switzerland
Arms trade > Arms exports, top countries 210
Ranked 13th.
863
Ranked 7th. 4 times more than Switzerland

Army > Main battle tanks 224
Ranked 30th.
227
Ranked 8th. 1% more than Switzerland

Budget 4.1 US$ BN
Ranked 20th.
62.7 US$ BN
Ranked 2nd. 15 times more than Switzerland
Global Peace Index 1.27
Ranked 29th.
1.79
Ranked 8th. 40% more than Switzerland

Military service age and obligation 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 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; as of October 2009, women comprised 12.1% of officers and 9% of enlisted personnel in the regular forces; 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
Navy > Aircraft carriers 0.0
Ranked 32nd.
1
Ranked 4th.
Navy > Corvette warships 0.0
Ranked 36th.
4
Ranked 5th.
Navy > Nuclear submarines 0.0
Ranked 18th.
11
Ranked 2nd.
Navy > Submarines 0.0
Ranked 36th.
0.0
Ranked 9th.
Paramilitary personnel 7,000
Ranked 69th.
0.0
Ranked 128th.
Personnel > Per capita 14.66 per 1,000 people
Ranked 17th. 4 times more than United Kingdom
3.6 per 1,000 people
Ranked 93th.

Service age and obligation 19 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; the Swiss Constitution states that "every Swiss male is obliged to do 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 16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); 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; 16 years of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of the Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens
War deaths 0.0
Ranked 47th.
0.0
Ranked 125th.

Military expenditures 1% of GDP
Ranked 33th.
2.5% of GDP
Ranked 20th. 3 times more than Switzerland
Military branches Swiss Armed Forces: Land Forces, Swiss Air Force (Schweizer Luftwaffe) Army, Royal Navy (includes Royal Marines), Royal Air Force
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 1%
Ranked 125th.
2.4%
Ranked 57th. 2 times more than Switzerland

Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
Armed forces personnel > Total 23,000
Ranked 91st.
160,000
Ranked 36th. 7 times more than Switzerland

Personnel 109,000
Ranked 52nd.
217,000
Ranked 28th. Twice as much as Switzerland

Navy > Frigates 0.0
Ranked 38th.
13
Ranked 3rd.
Navy > Destroyers 0.0
Ranked 21st.
6
Ranked 1st.
Navy > Cruisers 0.0
Ranked 18th.
0.0
Ranked 6th.
Expenditures > Dollar figure per capita $352.43
Ranked 4th.
$719.14
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than Switzerland

Branches Swiss Armed Forces: Land Forces, Swiss Air Force (Schweizer Luftwaffe) Army, Royal Navy (includes Royal Marines), Royal Air Force
Arms trade > Arms exports, top countries per million people 26.26
Ranked 6th. 92% more than United Kingdom
13.65
Ranked 11th.

Military expenditure > Current LCU 4.46 billion
Ranked 74th.
37.78 billion
Ranked 43th. 8 times more than Switzerland

Manpower reaching military age annually > Males 46,562
Ranked 110th.
383,989
Ranked 30th. 8 times more than Switzerland

Expenditures > Dollar figure $2.55 billion
Ranked 4th.
$42.84 billion
Ranked 3rd. 17 times more than Switzerland

Armed forces personnel per 1000 3.9
Ranked 76th. 8% more than United Kingdom
3.6
Ranked 89th.
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 49,205
Ranked 110th.
400,927
Ranked 28th. 8 times more than Switzerland
Manpower available for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
Expenditure > Current LCU 4410000000 31358000000
Personnel per 1000 14.66
Ranked 16th. 4 times more than United Kingdom
3.6
Ranked 94th.

Nuclear weapons > Non-Proliferation treaty sign date 27 Nov 1969 (L, M, W) 1 Jul 1968 (L, M, W)
Conscription <a href=/graph-T/mil_con>Conscription</a> exists (WRI). No <a href=/graph-T/mil_con>conscription</a> (WRI).
Armed forces growth 38%
Ranked 39th.
-36%
Ranked 106th.
Imports > USD 32 million
Ranked 54th.
590 million
Ranked 12th. 18 times more than Switzerland

Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ 144 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 32nd. 53% more than United Kingdom
94 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 40th.

Expenditures 1% of GDP
Ranked 64th.
2.4% of GDP
Ranked 29th. 2 times more than Switzerland
Military expenditures > Percent of GDP 1% of GDP
Ranked 59th.
2.7% of GDP
Ranked 23th. 3 times more than Switzerland
Conventional arms > Exports $154.00 million
Ranked 12th.
$985.00 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than Switzerland
Expenditures > Dollar figure > Per $ GDP $10.18 per 1,000 $ of GDP
Ranked 18th.
$23.72 per 1,000 $ of GDP
Ranked 34th. 2 times more than Switzerland

Terrorism > 2002 Bali bombing deaths 3
Ranked 10th.
27
Ranked 3rd. 9 times more than Switzerland
Manpower fit for military service > Females age 16-49 1459450 11779679
Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ 74 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 16th.
791 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 7th. 11 times more than Switzerland

Exports > USD 378 million
Ranked 13th.
1.07 billion
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than Switzerland

Conventional arms > Exports per capita $22.93
Ranked 7th. 33% more than United Kingdom
$17.21
Ranked 11th.
Manpower reaching military age annually > Males per thousand people 5.82
Ranked 193th.
6.07
Ranked 183th. 4% more than Switzerland

Expenditures > Dollar figure > Per capita $352.43 per capita
Ranked 4th.
$718.95 per capita
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than Switzerland

Conventional arms imports $125.00 million
Ranked 34th.
$171.00 million
Ranked 30th. 37% more than Switzerland
Terrorism > 2002 Bali bombing deaths per million people 0.412
Ranked 6th.
0.455
Ranked 5th. 11% more than Switzerland
Manpower > Availability > Males 1.85 million
Ranked 96th.
14.73 million
Ranked 20th. 8 times more than Switzerland

Conventional arms > Exports > Per $ GDP 0.611 per $1,000
Ranked 11th. 10% more than United Kingdom
0.553 per $1,000
Ranked 13th.
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Signature 24 SEP 1996 24 SEP 1996
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males 46,562
Ranked 110th.
383,989
Ranked 30th. 8 times more than Switzerland
Manpower available for military service > Females age 16-49 None None
Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita 19.36 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 15th. 12 times more than United Kingdom
1.56 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 52nd.

Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita 9,950.11 constant 1990 US$ per 1
Ranked 12th.
13,133.75 constant 1990 US$ per 1
Ranked 10th. 32% more than Switzerland

Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates $3.15 billion
Ranked 11th.
$36.47 billion
Ranked 3rd. 12 times more than Switzerland
Manpower > Availability > Females 1.81 million
Ranked 90th.
14.13 million
Ranked 20th. 8 times more than Switzerland

Manpower > Fit for military service > Males 1.51 million
Ranked 86th.
12.12 million
Ranked 19th. 8 times more than Switzerland

Aid to Afghanistan > Gross disbursements as a percent of ODA 1.2%
Ranked 12th.
2.2%
Ranked 6th. 83% more than Switzerland
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 1.83 million
Ranked 93th.
14.88 million
Ranked 20th. 8 times more than Switzerland

Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita 19.36 constant 1990 US$ per c
Ranked 16th. 12 times more than United Kingdom
1.56 constant 1990 US$ per c
Ranked 52nd.

Conventional arms imports per capita $18.61
Ranked 15th. 6 times more than United Kingdom
$2.99
Ranked 47th.
Commitment to Development Index (security) 4.4
Ranked 18th.
5.4
Ranked 11th. 23% more than Switzerland
Manpower reaching military age annually > Females per thousand people 5.44
Ranked 198th.
5.87
Ranked 184th. 8% more than Switzerland
Manpower reaching military age annually > Females 42,585
Ranked 110th.
365,491
Ranked 31st. 9 times more than Switzerland
Manpower > Fit for military service > Females 1.48 million
Ranked 80th.
11.62 million
Ranked 19th. 8 times more than Switzerland

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 per 1000 246.69
Ranked 94th.
247.04
Ranked 91st. About the same as Switzerland

Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 1.55 million
Ranked 77th.
12.35 million
Ranked 15th. 8 times more than Switzerland

Conventional arms imports > Per $ GDP 0.496 per $1,000
Ranked 38th. 5 times more than United Kingdom
0.096 per $1,000
Ranked 70th.
Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates, % of GDP 0.778%
Ranked 11th.
1.49%
Ranked 8th. 91% more than Switzerland
Armed forces personnel > % of total labor force 0.52%
Ranked 110th. 2% more than United Kingdom
0.51%
Ranked 114th.

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females 45,220
Ranked 111th.
383,593
Ranked 27th. 8 times more than Switzerland
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females 42,585
Ranked 110th.
365,491
Ranked 31st. 9 times more than Switzerland
Military expenditure > % of GDP 0.81%
Ranked 113th.
2.71%
Ranked 30th. 3 times more than Switzerland

Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates per capita $421.01
Ranked 11th.
$601.81
Ranked 8th. 43% more than Switzerland
Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita 9.95 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 12th.
13.13 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 10th. 32% more than Switzerland

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females per 1000 5.91
Ranked 176th.
6.25
Ranked 166th. 6% more than Switzerland
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females per thousand people 5.44
Ranked 196th.
5.87
Ranked 182nd. 8% more than Switzerland
Manpower > Fit for military service > Females per 1000 193.36
Ranked 77th. 2% more than United Kingdom
189.22
Ranked 90th.

Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates > Per $ GDP $87.65 per $10,000 of GDP
Ranked 11th.
$170.34 per $10,000 of GDP
Ranked 8th. 94% more than Switzerland
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males per 1000 6.43
Ranked 168th.
6.53
Ranked 165th. 1% more than Switzerland
Expenditure > % of GDP 0.96%
Ranked 93th.
2.59%
Ranked 26th. 3 times more than Switzerland

Conventional arms > Exports, % of GDP 0.0631%
Ranked 17th.
0.0966%
Ranked 13th. 53% more than Switzerland
Expenditures > Dollar figure, % of GDP 0.97%
Ranked 17th.
2.31%
Ranked 31st. 2 times more than Switzerland

Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 > Per capita 0.217 per capita
Ranked 17th. 5% more than United Kingdom
0.207 per capita
Ranked 40th.

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females > Per capita 5.96 per 1,000 people
Ranked 196th.
6.29 per 1,000 people
Ranked 185th. 6% more than Switzerland
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 > Per capita 0.256 per capita
Ranked 88th. 2% more than United Kingdom
0.25 per capita
Ranked 106th.

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males > Per capita 6.49 per 1,000 people
Ranked 188th.
6.58 per 1,000 people
Ranked 184th. 1% more than Switzerland
Expenditure > % of central government expenditure 5.41%
Ranked 55th.
6.31%
Ranked 27th. 17% more than Switzerland

Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 per 1000 208.78
Ranked 28th. 2% more than United Kingdom
205.13
Ranked 36th.

Manpower > Availability > Females per 1000 236.37
Ranked 90th. 3% more than United Kingdom
230.08
Ranked 107th.

Manpower > Availability > Males per 1000 242.24
Ranked 106th. 1% more than United Kingdom
239.92
Ranked 114th.

Conventional arms imports, % of GDP 0.0512%
Ranked 60th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
0.0168%
Ranked 74th.
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Female 42585 365491
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males per 1000 197.97
Ranked 76th. About the same as United Kingdom
197.44
Ranked 78th.

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Male 46562 383989
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Ratification 01 OCT 1999 06 APR 1998
Personnel > % of total labor force 2.6%
Ranked 24th. 4 times more than United Kingdom
0.71%
Ranked 101st.

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males per thousand people 5.82
Ranked 193th.
6.06
Ranked 184th. 4% more than Switzerland

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