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Military power of United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates

Country: United Kingdom United Arab Emirates
Capital: London Abu Dhabi
Population: 65 110 000 5 927 482
Area: 242 495 km2 83 600 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 0 warheads
More: United Kingdom military forces description United Arab Emirates military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 22,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 5,7%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 100 000
Reserve personnel: 75 110 0
Available for military: 14 856 917 3 240 000

Land Forces

Tanks: 407 388×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 5 813
Total artillery: 532 306
Self-propelled artillery: 117 183
Rocket artillery: 50 68

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 886 489
Fighter aircraft: 141 0
Multirole aircraf: 89 146
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 386 202

Navy

Total naval: 76 72
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 6 0
Frigates: 13 0
Corvettes: 0 11
Submarines: 11 0

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.

United Arab Emirates

18-30 years of age for compulsory military service for men, optional service for women; 17 years of age for male volunteers with parental approval; 2-year general obligation, 9 months for secondary school graduates; women may train for 9 months regardless of education.