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British Armed forces

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Population: 64 511 000
Area: 242 495 km2
Capital: London

Ethnic groups: white 87.2%, black/African/Caribbean/black British 3%, Asian/Asian British: Indian 2.3%, Asian/Asian British: Pakistani 1.9%, mixed 2%, other 3.7%

Religions: Christian (includes Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 59.5%, Muslim 4.4%, Hindu 1.3%, other 2%, unspecified 7.2%, none 25.7%

Military branches: (British Armed Forces)Army, Royal Navy (includes Royal Marines), Royal Air Force.

Military service age and obligation: 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.
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Military budget:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu69 billion $

Percent of GDP:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu2,1%


Active personnel:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu156 940

Reserve personnel:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu75 110

Available for military:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu14 856 917


Possession of nuclear weapons:
YES

Warheads:
215

Land Forces

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 and rocket artillery.
Tanks:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu407

Armoured fighting vehicles:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu4 322


Total artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu532

Self-propelled artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu117

Rocket artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu50


Current equipment main models

Tanks

TypeNameNumber
FV4034 Challenger 2407

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
Warrior781
-FV103 Spartan276
FV107 Scimitar201
Bulldog895
-Foxhound400
Mastiff450
Ridgback171
Wolfhound125
Cougar30
-Jackal MWMIK502
-Panther401
-Warthog115

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
AS-90117

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
GMLRS50

Air Forces

Total aircraft - number of all military aircrafts and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircrafts. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircrafts.
Total aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu955


Fighter aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu125

Multirole aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu102

Attack aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu0

Helicopters:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu439


Current equipment main models

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber
Eurofighter Typhoon125

Multirole aircraft

Attack aircraft

TypeNameNumber
--

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
Westland Apache50
-Westland Wildcat49
-Westland Lynx 46
-Bell 212 HP8
-Eurocopter AS365N36
-Westland Gazelle AH134
-Westland Sea King30
-EH10157

Navy

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.
Total naval:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu76


Aircraft carriers:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu1

Destroyers:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu6

Frigates:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu13

Corvettes:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu0

Submarines:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu10


Current equipment main models

Aircraft carriers

TypeNameNumber
Ocean1

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
Daring-class6

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
Duke-class13

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
--

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Astute-class2
-Trafalgar-class4
Vanguard-class4
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