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Military power of United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia

Country: United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia
Capital: Abu Dhabi Riyadh
Population: 5 927 482 30 770 375
Area: 83 600 km2 2 149 690 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: United Arab Emirates military forces description Saudi Arabia military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 22,8 billion $ 63,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,7% 10%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 100 000 230 000
Reserve personnel: 0 325 000
Available for military: 3 240 000 8 240 714

Land Forces

Tanks: 388 1 142×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 5 813 9 096
Total artillery: 306 757
Self-propelled artillery: 183 474
Rocket artillery: 68 122

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 489 862
Fighter aircraft: 0 86
Multirole aircraf: 146 54
Attack aircraft: 0 148
Helicopters: 202 344

Navy

Total naval: 72 27
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 7
Corvettes: 11 4
Submarines: 0 0

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.

Saudi Arabia

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