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Australia is a country located in Oceania with an area of 7,692,024 km2 (land boundries: 0 km and costline 25,760 km). The capital of Australia is Canberra. The number of inhabitants is 25,807,800.

Australia has been part of the Australia, New Zealand, and US Security (ANZUS) Treaty. In 2021, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States announced an enhanced trilateral security partnership called “AUKUS” which would build on existing bilateral ties. The Australian military's inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced and imported Western weapons systems. USA is the largest supplier of arms. The Australian defense industry produces a variety of land and sea weapons platforms.

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The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union countries that are located in Europe with an area of 4,233,255 km2 The capital of Ukraine is Brussels. The number of inhabitants estimated is about 447 million. Members of EU: Germany, Latvia, France, Lithuania, Estonia, Portugal, Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Sweden, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

The European Union were not devised as a military alliance because most of the members are in the North Atlantic Alliance. Since the withdrawal of the UK, France is the only member recognised as a nuclear weapon state. Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium participate in NATO nuclear sharing.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 34.4 billion $ 295.8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 0%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 916 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 60,330 1,277,969
Reserve personnel: 29,740 1,687,132
Available for military: 5,316,464 92,594,951

Active

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 59 4,244
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,796 29,371
Total artillery: 235 6,071
Self-propelled artillery: 0 1,869
Rocket artillery: 0 676

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 433 5,460
Fighter aircraft: 0 445
Multirole aircraft: 133 885
Attack aircraft: 0 162
Helicopters: 130 2,398
UCAV (combat drone): 0 64

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 13,175 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 45 1,306
Aircraftcarriers: 2 7
Destroyers: 3 19
Frigates: 8 68
Corvettes: 0 23
Submarines: 6 48

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

Australia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

European Union EU

Data not available

Military service

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.

European Union EU

Data not available