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Military power of Italy and United Kingdom

Country: Italy United Kingdom
Capital: Rome London
Population: 60 795 612 65 110 000
Area: 301 338 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
More: Italy military forces description United Kingdom military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 37,7 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,27% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 175 900 156 940
Reserve personnel: 41 867 75 110
Available for military: 13 865 688 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 200 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7 361 4 673
Total artillery: 407 532
Self-propelled artillery: 164 117
Rocket artillery: 21 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 954 886
Fighter aircraft: 80 141
Multirole aircraf: 86 89
Attack aircraft: 71 0
Helicopters: 487 386

Navy

Total naval: 148 76
Aircraftcarriers: 2 1
Destroyers: 4 6
Frigates: 14 13
Corvettes: 5 0
Submarines: 8 11

Military service

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.

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.