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Military power of China and Saudi Arabia

Country: China Saudi Arabia
Capital: Beijing Riyadh
Population: 1 373 541 278 30 770 375
Area: 9 596 961 km2 2 149 690 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 0 warheads
More: China military forces description Saudi Arabia military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 215 billion $ 63,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 10%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 300 000 230 000
Reserve personnel: 510 000 0
Available for military: 385 821 101 8 240 714

Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 1 142×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 9 096
Total artillery: 9 726 757
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 363
Rocket artillery: 1 770 122

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 862
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 86
Multirole aircraf: 567 72
Attack aircraft: 300 150
Helicopters: 1 627 324

Navy

Total naval: 749 27
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 32 0
Frigates: 51 7
Corvettes: 32 4
Submarines: 73 0

Military service

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.

Saudi Arabia

17 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; no conscription.