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Military power of Israel and United Kingdom

Country: Israel United Kingdom
Capital: Jerusalem London
Population: 8 238 300 65 110 000
Area: 20 770 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 200 warheads 215 warheads
More: Israel military forces description United Kingdom military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 17,8 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,8% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 176 500 156 940
Reserve personnel: 445 000 75 110
Available for military: 1 797 960 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 4 170 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 766 4 673
Total artillery: 1 522 532
Self-propelled artillery: 614 117
Rocket artillery: 48 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 789 886
Fighter aircraft: 52 141
Multirole aircraf: 343 89
Attack aircraft: 25 0
Helicopters: 203 386

Navy

Total naval: 74 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 0 13
Corvettes: 3 0
Submarines: 5 11

Military service

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).

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.