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Austria is a country located in Central Europe with an area of 83,879 km2 (land boundries: 2,524 km and costline 0 km (landlocked)). The capital of Austria is Vienna. The number of inhabitants is 8,935,112.

Austria is constitutionally non-aligned, but is an EU member and actively participates in EU peacekeeping and crisis management operations. Austria is not a member of NATO, but joined NATO’s Partnership for Peace framework.

The Austrian military's inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced and imported weapons systems from European countries and the USA. The Austrian defense industry produces a range of equipment and partners with other countries.

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Pakistan is a country located in Southern Asia with an area of 796,095 km2 (land boundries: 7,257 km and costline 1,046 km). The capital of Pakistan is Islamabad. The number of inhabitants is 225,199,937.

Pakistan has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the USA. The Pakistan military inventory includes a broad mix of equipment, primarily from China, France, Russia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Pakistan also has a large domestic defense industry. China is the leading foreign supplier of arms to Pakistan.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 3.2 billion $ 10.4 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0.74% 4%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 816 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 23,000 654,000
Reserve personnel: 125,600 550,000
Available for military: 1,941,110 48,453,305

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

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Tanks: 56 3,742
Armoured fighting vehicles: 215 8,710
Total artillery: 30 6,308
Self-propelled artillery: 30 1,225
Rocket artillery: 0 1,738

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: 129 1,531
Fighter aircraft: 15 60
Multirole aircraft: 0 275
Attack aircraft: 0 69
Helicopters: 87 400
UCAV (combat drone): 0 113

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: 0 96
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 8
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 0 6

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

Austria

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Pakistan

Pakistan is one of several nations that are not the part of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Yet, the Pakistani government managed to acquire nuclear warheads, or at least it is believed so. The entire pursuit for nuclear power began at the beginning of 1970s. It was back then, when Western Powers heard about Pakistan efforts of developing nuclear weapons. At the beginning the government established first nuclear power plant. It was located near Karachi. Noteworthy is the fact that it was possible due to the help of Western nations, which provided Pakistan with necessary equipment and materials. Later on, the president of Pakistan said that the main goal of Pakistan is to construct nuclear weapons. It was a response to India’s claim that they are capable of building nuclear weapons.

Although throughout the 1970s and at the beginning of 1980s there were little facts regarding Pakistan’ nuclear capabilities, there were rumours that from the mid-1980s, Pakistan already had a few warheads. However, it was only in 1998 that Pakistan decided to conduct their first nuclear tests. There were 6 tests and they were the response to 5 tests that India conducted several weeks before Pakistan.

Military service

Austria

Registration requirement at age 17, the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; 18 is the legal minimum age for compulsory military service (6 months), or optionally, alternative civil/community service (9 months); males 18 to 50 years old in the militia or inactive reserve are subject to compulsory service; in a January 2012 referendum, a majority of Austrians voted in favor of retaining the system of compulsory military service (with the option of alternative/non-military service) instead of switching to a professional army system.

Pakistan

16-23 years of age for voluntary military service; soldiers cannot be deployed for combat until age 18; the Pakistani Air Force and Pakistani Navy have inducted their first female pilots and sailors; the Pakistan Air Force recruits aviation technicians at age 15; service obligation (Navy) 10-18 years; retirement required after 18-30 years service or age 40-52.