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Military power of Greece and United Kingdom

Country: Greece United Kingdom
Capital: Athens London
Population: 10 846 979 65 110 000
Area: 131 990 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
More: Greece military forces description United Kingdom military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 7 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 143 000 156 940
Reserve personnel: 216 000 75 110
Available for military: 2 535 174 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 345 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 400 4 673
Total artillery: 1 150 532
Self-propelled artillery: 535 117
Rocket artillery: 152 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 613 886
Fighter aircraft: 41 141
Multirole aircraf: 198 89
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 220 386

Navy

Total naval: 99 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 13 13
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 11 11

Military service

Greece

19-45 years of age for compulsory military service; during wartime the law allows for recruitment beginning January of the year of inductee's 18th birthday, thus including 17 year olds; 18 years of age for volunteers; conscript service obligation is 1 year for the Army and 9 months for the Air Force and Navy; women are eligible for voluntary military service.

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.