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Italian Armed forces

Italy
Population
Military budget
Active personnel
Nuclear weapons
60 795 612
37,7 billion $
177 000
0 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Rome
Area: 301 338 km2
Population: 60 795 612
Etnic groups: foreign residents 8.1%
Religions: Christian 83.3%, Muslim 3.7%, other 0.3%, none 12.4%

Military branches

(Forze armate italiane) Army (Esercito Italiano, EI), Navy (Marina Militare Italiana, MMI), Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana, AMI), Carabinieri Corps (Arma dei Carabinieri, CC).

Military service

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.

Military expenditures

Military budget
37,7 billion $

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Percent of GDP
1,27

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Manpower

Active personnel
177 000

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Reserve
41 867

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Available
13 865 688

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Land Forces

Tanks
200

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

AFV
2 795

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Artillery
275

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Self-propelled guns
164

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Rocket artillery
21

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.

Tanks

TypeNameNumber

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-Dardo198
-Freccia514
-Orso56
-Buffalo7

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
-M109L96

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber

Air Forces

Total aircraft
811

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Fighters
80

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Multirole
88

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Attack
48

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Helicopters
365

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Total aircraft - number of all military aircraft and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircraft. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircraft.

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-AV-8B Harrier II14

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-Agusta A129 Mangusta32
-Bell 41221
-Bell 21273
-Bell 20632
-EH10122
-SH-3 Sea King7
-AW13915
-Bell 41221

Navy

Total naval
142

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Aircraftcarriers
2

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Destroyers
4

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Frigates
12

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Corvettes
1

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Submarines
8

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.

Aircraftcarriers

TypeNameNumber

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
-Durand de la Penne class2

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
-Maestrale class5

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
-Minerva class 1

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Sauro class4