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Military power of United Kingdom and Norway

Country: United Kingdom Norway
Capital: London Oslo
Population: 65 110 000 5 213 985
Area: 242 495 km2 323 802 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 0 warheads
More: United Kingdom military forces description Norway military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 7,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 1,4%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 25 000
Reserve personnel: 75 110 46 000
Available for military: 14 856 917 1 078 181

Land Forces

Tanks: 407 52×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 514
Total artillery: 532 38
Self-propelled artillery: 117 26
Rocket artillery: 50 12

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 886 122
Fighter aircraft: 141 0
Multirole aircraf: 89 50
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 386 34

Navy

Total naval: 76 45
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 6 0
Frigates: 13 5
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 11 6

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.

Norway

18-44 years of age for male compulsory military service (55 years of age if you are an officer); 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women. 19-month service with 12-month service obligation. Around 50% of conscripts are enrolled in the Home Guard, for a 7-month period (spread out over many years).