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Military power of United Kingdom and Greece

Country: United Kingdom Greece
Capital: London Athens
Population: 65 110 000 10 846 979
Area: 242 495 km2 131 990 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 0 warheads
More: United Kingdom military forces description Greece military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 2,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 143 000
Reserve personnel: 75 110 216 000
Available for military: 14 856 917 2 535 174

Land Forces

Tanks: 407 1 345×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 3 400
Total artillery: 532 1 150
Self-propelled artillery: 117 535
Rocket artillery: 50 152

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 886 613
Fighter aircraft: 141 41
Multirole aircraf: 89 198
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 386 220

Navy

Total naval: 76 99
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 6 0
Frigates: 13 13
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 11 11

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.

Greece

19-45 years of age for compulsory military service; during wartime the law allows for recruitment beginning January of the year of inductee's 18th birthday, thus including 17 year olds; 18 years of age for volunteers; conscript service obligation is 1 year for the Army and 9 months for the Air Force and Navy; women are eligible for voluntary military service.