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Military power of United Kingdom and Turkey

Country: United Kingdom Turkey
Capital: London Ankara
Population: 65 110 000 79 814 871
Area: 242 495 km2 783 562 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 0 warheads
More: United Kingdom military forces description Turkey military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 2,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 685 862
Reserve personnel: 75 110 407 122
Available for military: 14 856 917 21 079 077

Land Forces

Tanks: 407 2 435×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 7 947
Total artillery: 532 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 117 1 087
Rocket artillery: 50 462

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 886 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 141 49
Multirole aircraf: 89 245
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 386 606

Navy

Total naval: 76 145
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 6 0
Frigates: 13 16
Corvettes: 0 9
Submarines: 11 12

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.

Turkey

21-41 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary service; 12 months conscript obligation for non-university graduates, 6-12 months for university graduates (graduates of higher education may perform 6 months of military service as short-term privates, or 12 months as reserve officers); conscripts are called to register at age 20, for service at 21; women serve in the Turkish Armed Forces only as officers; reserve obligation to age 41; Turkish citizens with a residence or work permit who have worked abroad for at least 3 years (1095 days) can be exempt from military service in exchange for 6,000 EUR or its equivalent in foreign currencies; a law passed in December 2014 introduced a one-time payment scheme which exempted Turkish citizens 27 and older from conscription in exchange for a payment of $8,150.