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Military power of United Kingdom and Italy

Country: United Kingdom Italy
Capital: London Rome
Population: 65 110 000 60 795 612
Area: 242 495 km2 301 338 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 0 warheads
More: United Kingdom military forces description Italy military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 37,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 1,27%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 175 900
Reserve personnel: 75 110 41 867
Available for military: 14 856 917 13 865 688

Land Forces

Tanks: 407 200×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 7 361
Total artillery: 532 407
Self-propelled artillery: 117 164
Rocket artillery: 50 21

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 886 954
Fighter aircraft: 141 80
Multirole aircraf: 89 86
Attack aircraft: 0 71
Helicopters: 386 487

Navy

Total naval: 76 148
Aircraftcarriers: 1 2
Destroyers: 6 4
Frigates: 13 14
Corvettes: 0 5
Submarines: 11 8

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.

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.