Italian Armed forces

Italy
Population
60 317 116
Military budget
28,9 billion $
Active personnel
165 500
Nuclear weapons
0 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Rome
Area: 301 338 km2
Population: 60 317 116
Etnic groups: foreign residents 8.1%
Religions: Christian 83.3%, Muslim 3.7%, other 0.3%, none 12.4%

Military branches

(Forze armate italiane) Army (Esercito Italiano, EI), Navy (Marina Militare Italiana, MMI), Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana, AMI), Carabinieri Corps (Arma dei Carabinieri, CC).

Military service

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.

Military expenditures

Military budget
28,9 billion $

(USA)

Percent of GDP
1,6

Manpower

Active personnel
165 500

(China)

Reserve
18 300

(China)

Available
13 865 688

(China)

Land Forces

Tanks
200

(Russia)

AFV
2 795

(USA)

Artillery
275

(Russia)

Self-propelled guns
164

(Russia)

Rocket artillery
21
Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.

Tanks

TypeNameNumber

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-Dardo198
-Freccia514
-Orso56
-Buffalo7

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
-M109L96

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber

Air Forces

Total aircraft
823

(USA)

Fighters
80

(China)

Multirole
88

(USA)

Attack
48

(Russia)

Helicopters
365

(USA)

UCAV (combat drone)
12

(USA)

Total aircraft - number of all military aircraft and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircraft. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircraft.

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Attack and bomber aircraft

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-Agusta A129 Mangusta32
-Bell 41221
-Bell 21273
-Bell 20632
-EH10122
-SH-3 Sea King7
-AW13915
-Bell 41221

UCAV (combat drone)

TypeNameNumber

Navy

Total naval
142

(China)

Aircraftcarriers
2

(USA)

Destroyers
4

(USA)

Frigates
12

(China)

Corvettes
1

(Russia)

Submarines
8

(China)

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.

Aircraftcarriers

TypeNameNumber

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
-Durand de la Penne class2

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
-Maestrale class5

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
-Minerva class 1

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Sauro class4

Nuclear weapons

Italy participates in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing arrangements and trains for delivering United States nuclear warheads.