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Military power of United Kingdom and Israel

Country: United Kingdom Israel
Capital: London Jerusalem
Population: 65 110 000 8 238 300
Area: 242 495 km2 20 770 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 200 warheads
More: United Kingdom military forces description Israel military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 17,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 5,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 176 500
Reserve personnel: 75 110 445 000
Available for military: 14 856 917 1 797 960

Land Forces

Tanks: 407 4 170×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 6 766
Total artillery: 532 1 522
Self-propelled artillery: 117 614
Rocket artillery: 50 48

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 886 789
Fighter aircraft: 141 52
Multirole aircraf: 89 343
Attack aircraft: 0 25
Helicopters: 386 203

Navy

Total naval: 76 74
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 6 0
Frigates: 13 0
Corvettes: 0 3
Submarines: 11 5

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.

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).