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Military power of United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia

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Country: United Kingdom Saudi Arabia
Capital: London Riyadh
Population: 65 110 000 30 770 375
Area: 242 495 km2 2 149 690 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 63,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 10%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 230 000
Reserve personnel: 75 110 325 000
Available for military: 14 856 917 8 240 714

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Land Forces

Tanks: 407 1 142×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 9 096
Total artillery: 532 757
Self-propelled artillery: 117 474
Rocket artillery: 50 122

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 888 855
Fighter aircraft: 141 62
Multirole aircraf: 91 54
Attack aircraft: 0 168
Helicopters: 386 341

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Navy

Total naval: 76 27
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 6 0
Frigates: 13 7
Corvettes: 0 4
Submarines: 11 0

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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.

Saudi Arabia

17 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; no conscription.