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Military power of Egypt and United Kingdom

Country: Egypt United Kingdom
Capital: Cairo London
Population: 89 810 000 65 110 000
Area: 1 010 407 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 7,85 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,4% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 500 000 156 940
Reserve personnel: 1 000 000 75 110
Available for military: 41 157 220 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 3 914 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 11 454 4 673
Total artillery: 5 813 532
Self-propelled artillery: 995 117
Rocket artillery: 1 322 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 277 886
Fighter aircraft: 113 141
Multirole aircraf: 241 89
Attack aircraft: 82 0
Helicopters: 260 386

Navy

Total naval: 154 76
Aircraftcarriers: 2 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 11 13
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 8 11

Military service

Egypt

18-30 years of age for male conscript military service; service obligation - 18-36 months, followed by a 9-year reserve obligation; voluntary enlistment possible from age 16.

United Kingdom

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.