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Military power of United Arab Emirates and China

Country: United Arab Emirates China
Capital: Abu Dhabi Beijing
Population: 5 927 482 1 373 541 278
Area: 83 600 km2 9 596 961 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 260 warheads
More: United Arab Emirates military forces description China military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 22,8 billion $ 215 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,7% 1,9%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 100 000 2 300 000
Reserve personnel: 0 510 000
Available for military: 3 240 000 385 821 101

Land Forces

Tanks: 388 9 150×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 5 813 4 788
Total artillery: 306 9 726
Self-propelled artillery: 183 1 710
Rocket artillery: 68 1 770

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 489 3 729
Fighter aircraft: 0 1 199
Multirole aircraf: 146 567
Attack aircraft: 0 300
Helicopters: 202 1 627

Navy

Total naval: 72 749
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 32
Frigates: 0 51
Corvettes: 11 32
Submarines: 0 73

Military service

United Arab Emirates

18-30 years of age for compulsory military service for men, optional service for women; 17 years of age for male volunteers with parental approval; 2-year general obligation, 9 months for secondary school graduates; women may train for 9 months regardless of education.

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.