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Military power of Finland and United Kingdom

Country: Finland United Kingdom
Capital: Helsinki London
Population: 5 488 543 65 110 000
Area: 338 424 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
More: Finland military forces description United Kingdom military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 3,1 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,3% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 33 386 156 940
Reserve personnel: 900 000 75 110
Available for military: 1 155 368 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 199 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 816 4 673
Total artillery: 908 532
Self-propelled artillery: 120 117
Rocket artillery: 56 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 207 886
Fighter aircraft: 0 141
Multirole aircraf: 54 89
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 27 386

Navy

Total naval: 63 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 0 13
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 0 11

Military service

Finland

18 years of age for male voluntary and compulsory - and female voluntary - national military and nonmilitary service; service obligation 6-12 months; military obligation to age 60

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.