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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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Norway is a country located in Northern Europe with an area of 323,802 km2 (land boundries: 2,566 km and costline 25,148 km (includes mainland 2,650 km, as well as long fjords, numerous small islands, and minor indentations 22,498 km; length of island coastlines 58,133 km)). The capital of Norway is Oslo. The number of inhabitants is 5,391,369.

Norway is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. The Norwegian Armed Forces cooperate closely with the militaries of other Nordic countries through the Nordic Defense Cooperation, which consists of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The Norwegian Armed Forces inventory includes mostly imported European and USA weapons systems, as well as a domestically-produced equipment. The US is the leading supplier of weapons systems.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 34.4 billion $ 7.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 2%

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 23,250
Reserve personnel: 29,740 40,000
Available for military: 5,316,464 1,078,181

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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 52
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,796 553
Total artillery: 235 44
Self-propelled artillery: 0 35
Rocket artillery: 0 9

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: 433 104
Fighter aircraft: 0 0
Multirole aircraft: 133 25
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 130 38
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 45 41
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 3 0
Frigates: 8 4
Corvettes: 0 6
Submarines: 6 6

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

Australia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Norway

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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.

Norway

18-44 years of age for male compulsory military service (55 years of age if you are an officer); 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women. 19-month service with 12-month service obligation. Around 50% of conscripts are enrolled in the Home Guard, for a 7-month period (spread out over many years).