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Military power of United Kingdom and Finland

Country: United Kingdom Finland
Capital: London Helsinki
Population: 65 110 000 5 488 543
Area: 242 495 km2 338 424 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 0 warheads
More: United Kingdom military forces description Finland military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 3,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 1,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 33 386
Reserve personnel: 75 110 900 000
Available for military: 14 856 917 1 155 368

Land Forces

Tanks: 407 199×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 1 816
Total artillery: 532 908
Self-propelled artillery: 117 120
Rocket artillery: 50 56

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 886 207
Fighter aircraft: 141 0
Multirole aircraf: 89 54
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 386 27

Navy

Total naval: 76 63
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 6 0
Frigates: 13 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 11 0

Military service

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.

Finland

18 years of age for male voluntary and compulsory - and female voluntary - national military and nonmilitary service; service obligation 6-12 months; military obligation to age 60