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Switzerland

National Flag: Switzerland fd51594d6531252e56996734451abcfbd6d4fd2242acd4457d9fe52bcf47e3ed

Sub Region: Western Europe

Official Armed Forces Name: Swiss Army


General Information

Category Quantity International Ranking
Geography  
Land Area (km2) 41,284.0 99
Population  
Population 8,306,200 82
Labor Force 5,055,000 67
Economy  
GDP Nominal (millions of USD) 662,483 19
GDP PPP (millions of USD) 493,126 39
GDP Nominal Per Capita (USD) 79,758 1
GDP PPP Per Capita (USD) 59,368 6
Financial Reserves (millions of USD) 602,700 3
Military Personnel  
Active Personnel 21,000 74
Paramilitary Personnel 21,000 57
Military Reservists 161,250 30
Military Spending  
Nominal Military Spending (millions of USD) 4,720 37
PPP Military Spending (millions of USD) 3,513 62
Nominal Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 224,761 12
PPP Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 167,304 26
Infrastructure  
Roadway Length (km) 71,464 60
Railway Length (km) 4,876 36
Number of Airports 63 60
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.930 3
Oil  
Oil Production (bbl/day) 0 82
Oil Consumption (bbl/day) 238,500 49
Proven Oil Reserves (bbl) 0 82
Merchant Marine  
Merchant Marine Ship Quantity 38 48
Nuclear Warheads  
Nuclear Warhead Quantity 0 10
Calculated Military Scores  
Combined Force Projection 993 47
Land Power 6,059 30
Air Power 2,643 45
Sea Power 0 87
Transport Power 5,118 58
Total War Potential 5,387 21

Force Branches

Land Forces  
Air Defense Forces Swiss Air Defense Forces
Airborne Force Swiss Airborne Force
Land Based Missile Force Swiss Land Based Missile Force
Main Army Swiss Land Forces
Special Forces Swiss Special Forces Command
Air Forces  
Main Air Force Swiss Air Force
Sea Forces  

Military Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Total Main Battle Tanks 134 60
4th Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 2
3rd Generation Main Battle Tanks 134 27
2nd Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 56
1st Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 40
Light Tanks 0 33
Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles 455 10
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles 186 41
Armoured Personnel Carriers 914 20
Self-propelled Howitzers 133 26
Self-propelled Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 60
Self-propelled Mortar Carriers 0 27
Anti-tank Missile Carriers 110 9
Self-propelled Anti-tank Guns 0 8
Self-propelled Anti-ballistic Missile SAM Launchers 0 2
Self-propelled Long Range SAM Launchers (Limited ABM) 0 11
Self-propelled Medium Range SAM Launchers 0 9
Self-propelled Short Range SAM Launchers 0 40
Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Guns 0 34
Self-propelled Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 13
Towed Howitzers 0 89
Towed Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 10
Towed Mortars 250 46
Recoilless Guns 0 33
Towed Anti-tank Guns 0 17
Towed Anti-ballistic Missile SAM Launchers 0 3
Towed Long Range SAM Launchers (Limited ABM) 0 17
Towed Medium Range SAM Launchers 0 22
Towed Short Range SAM Launchers 0 10
Towed Anti-aircraft Guns 0 55
Towed Anti-aircraft Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 1
Mobile Ballistic Missile Launchers 0 20
Silo Based Missiles 0 7
Total Aircraft 213 48
Total Fighter Aircraft 85 31
5th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 7
4th Generation Fighter Aircraft 31 41
3rd Generation Fighter Aircraft 54 12
1st and 2nd Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 21
Ground Attack Aircraft 0 26
Strategic Bombers 0 5
Anti-submarine and Maritime Patrol Aircraft 0 23
Heavy Transport/Tanker Aircraft 0 18
Medium Transport/Tanker Aircraft 0 35
Light Transport/Tanker Aircraft 20 29
Early Warning Aircraft 0 14
Military Passenger Aircraft 2 27
Trainer Aircraft 44 39
Total Helicopters 46 57
Attack Helicopters 0 43
Non-Attack Helicopters 46 57
Combat Support Aircraft 16 17
Total Navy Displacement (metric tons) 0 87
Total Ships 0 67
Aircraft Carriers 0 5
Battleship/Battlecruisers 0 2
Cruisers 0 4
Destroyers 0 12
Frigates 0 18
Corvettes 0 16
Amphibious Assault Ships (LHD/LHAs) 0 5
Landing Platform/Dock (LPDs) 0 7
Landing Ship/Dock (LSDs) 0 5
Tank Landing Ships (LST/LSMs) 0 11
Landing Crafts 0 36
Mine Warfare Ships 0 23
Patrol Ships 0 52
Total Submarines 0 20
Ballistic Missile Submarines 0 6
Nuclear Attack Submarines 0 7
Conventional Attack Submarines 0 15
Coastal and Midget Submarines 0 5

Satellites

Category Quantity International Ranking
Communications 0 9
Navigation/Positioning/Time 0 5
Meteorology/Oceanography 0 2
Intelligence/Surveillance/Reconnaissance 0 8
Electronic Intelligence/Signal Intelligence 0 4
Space Surveillance 0 3
Early Warning 0 3

Coast Guard Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Large Patrol Ships 0 12
Medium Patrol Ships 0 15
Small Patrol Ships 0 45
Fixed Wing Aircraft 0 13
Helicopters 0 14

Ice Breakers

Category Quantity International Ranking
Quantity 0 8


Database sources: The Military Balance 2017, wikipedia.com, CIA World Factbook, as well as other online sources.