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Military power of Netherlands and United Kingdom

Country: Netherlands United Kingdom
Capital: Amsterdam London
Population: 17 000 059 65 110 000
Area: 41 543 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
More: Netherlands military forces description United Kingdom military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 8,9 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,2% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 59 346 156 940
Reserve personnel: 32 200 75 110
Available for military: 7 728 129 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 18 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 046 4 673
Total artillery: 57 532
Self-propelled artillery: 57 117
Rocket artillery: 0 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 187 886
Fighter aircraft: 0 141
Multirole aircraf: 63 89
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 99 386

Navy

Total naval: 56 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 4 6
Frigates: 2 13
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 4 11

Military service

Netherlands

17 years of age for an all-volunteer force.

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.