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Military power of Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom

Country: Saudi Arabia United Kingdom
Capital: Riyadh London
Population: 30 770 375 65 110 000
Area: 2 149 690 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
More: Saudi Arabia military forces description United Kingdom military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 63,7 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 10% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 230 000 156 940
Reserve personnel: 0 75 110
Available for military: 8 240 714 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 142 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 9 096 4 673
Total artillery: 757 532
Self-propelled artillery: 363 117
Rocket artillery: 122 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 862 886
Fighter aircraft: 86 141
Multirole aircraf: 72 89
Attack aircraft: 150 0
Helicopters: 324 386

Navy

Total naval: 27 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 7 13
Corvettes: 4 0
Submarines: 0 11

Military service

Saudi Arabia

17 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; no conscription.

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.