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Military power of Norway and United Kingdom

Country: Norway United Kingdom
Capital: Oslo London
Population: 5 213 985 65 110 000
Area: 323 802 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
More: Norway military forces description United Kingdom military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 7,2 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,4% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 25 000 156 940
Reserve personnel: 46 000 75 110
Available for military: 1 078 181 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 52 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 514 4 673
Total artillery: 38 532
Self-propelled artillery: 26 117
Rocket artillery: 12 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 122 886
Fighter aircraft: 0 141
Multirole aircraf: 50 89
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 34 386

Navy

Total naval: 45 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 5 13
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 6 11

Military service

Norway

18-44 years of age for male compulsory military service (55 years of age if you are an officer); 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women. 19-month service with 12-month service obligation. Around 50% of conscripts are enrolled in the Home Guard, for a 7-month period (spread out over many years).

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.