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Military power of United Arab Emirates and Turkey

Country: United Arab Emirates Turkey
Capital: Abu Dhabi Ankara
Population: 5 927 482 79 814 871
Area: 83 600 km2 783 562 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: United Arab Emirates military forces description Turkey military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 22,8 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,7% 2,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 100 000 685 862
Reserve personnel: 0 407 122
Available for military: 3 240 000 21 079 077

Land Forces

Tanks: 388 2 435×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 5 813 7 947
Total artillery: 306 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 183 1 087
Rocket artillery: 68 462

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 489 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 0 49
Multirole aircraf: 146 245
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 202 606

Navy

Total naval: 72 145
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 16
Corvettes: 11 9
Submarines: 0 12

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.

Turkey

21-41 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary service; 12 months conscript obligation for non-university graduates, 6-12 months for university graduates (graduates of higher education may perform 6 months of military service as short-term privates, or 12 months as reserve officers); conscripts are called to register at age 20, for service at 21; women serve in the Turkish Armed Forces only as officers; reserve obligation to age 41; Turkish citizens with a residence or work permit who have worked abroad for at least 3 years (1095 days) can be exempt from military service in exchange for 6,000 EUR or its equivalent in foreign currencies; a law passed in December 2014 introduced a one-time payment scheme which exempted Turkish citizens 27 and older from conscription in exchange for a payment of $8,150.