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Military power of United Kingdom and Spain

Country: United Kingdom Spain
Capital: London Madrid
Population: 65 110 000 46 439 864
Area: 242 495 km2 505 990 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 0 warheads
More: United Kingdom military forces description Spain military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 7,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 0,6%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 204 692
Reserve personnel: 75 110 16 200
Available for military: 14 856 917 11 759 557

Land Forces

Tanks: 407 327×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 2 530
Total artillery: 532 239
Self-propelled artillery: 117 96
Rocket artillery: 50 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 886 533
Fighter aircraft: 141 48
Multirole aircraf: 89 86
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 386 179

Navy

Total naval: 76 54
Aircraftcarriers: 1 1
Destroyers: 6 0
Frigates: 13 11
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 11 3

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.

Spain

18-26 years of age for voluntary military service by a Spanish citizen or legal immigrant, 2-3 year obligation; women allowed to serve in all SAF branches, including combat units; no conscription, but Spanish Government retains right to mobilize citizens 19-25 years of age in a national emergency; mandatory retirement of non-NCO enlisted personnel at age 45 or 58, depending on service length.