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Military power of United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom

Country: United Arab Emirates United Kingdom
Capital: Abu Dhabi London
Population: 5 927 482 65 110 000
Area: 83 600 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
More: United Arab Emirates military forces description United Kingdom military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 22,8 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,7% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 100 000 156 940
Reserve personnel: 0 75 110
Available for military: 3 240 000 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 388 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 5 813 4 673
Total artillery: 306 532
Self-propelled artillery: 183 117
Rocket artillery: 68 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 489 886
Fighter aircraft: 0 141
Multirole aircraf: 146 89
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 202 386

Navy

Total naval: 72 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 0 13
Corvettes: 11 0
Submarines: 0 11

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.

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.