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Belarus is a country located in Eastern Europe with an area of 207,595 km2 (land boundries: 3,599 km and costline 0 km (landlocked)). The capital of Belarus is Minsk. The number of inhabitants is 9,349,645.

Belarus has close security ties with Russia. In 2022, Belarus allowed Russian military forces to stage on its territory during its invasion of Ukraine. Russia is the principal supplier of arms to Belarus, and Belarusian troops reportedly train on Russian equipment. The inventory of the Belarus Armed Forces is comprised mostly of Russian andSoviet-origin equipment, and since 2010 Russia is the leading provider of arms. Belarus's defense industry manufactures some equipment (mostly modernized Soviet designs).

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Iraq is a country located in Middle East with an area of 437,072 km2 (land boundries: 3,809 km and costline 58 km). The capital of Iraq is Baghdad. The number of inhabitants is 38,433,600.

The Iraqi military inventory is comprised of a mix of equipment from a wide variety of sources, including Europe, South Africa, South Korea, Russia, and the US. Russia and the USA are the leading suppliers of military hardware to Iraq.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 0.9 billion $ 10 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.2% 3.5%

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: 63,000 193,000
Reserve personnel: 344,750 553,000
Available for military: 2,500,000 11,700,000

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: 652 848
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,871 5,284
Total artillery: 1,041 1,969
Self-propelled artillery: 440 283
Rocket artillery: 371 424

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: 199 379
Fighter aircraft: 34 0
Multirole aircraft: 4 26
Attack aircraft: 67 32
Helicopters: 68 203
UCAV (combat drone): 0 14

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 68
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 0 2
Submarines: 0 0

Total naval

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

Belarus

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Iraq

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Belarus

18-27 years of age for compulsory military or alternative service; conscript service obligation is 12-18 months, depending on academic qualifications, and 24-36 months for alternative service, depending on academic qualifications; 17 year olds are eligible to become cadets at military higher education institutes, where they are classified as military personnel.

Iraq

18-49 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription.