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Brazil is a country located in Eastern South America with an area of 8,515,767 km2 (land boundries: 16,145 km and costline 7,491 km). The capital of Brazil is Brasília. The number of inhabitants is 210,147,125.

Brazil has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the United States. MNNA status provides military and economic privileges, but it does not entail any security obligations. The Brazilian military's inventory consists of a mix of domestically-produced and imported weapons, largely from Europe and the US. Brazil's defense industry is capable of designing and manufacturing equipment for all three military services

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Malaysia is a country located in Southeastern Asia with an area of 330,803 km2 (land boundries: 2,742 km and costline 4,675 km (Peninsular Malaysia 2,068 km, East Malaysia 2,607 km)). The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur. The number of inhabitants is 32,730,000.

Malaysia is a member of the Five Powers Defense Arrangements, a series of mutual assistance agreements reached in 1971 embracing Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Malaysia also cooperates closely with the US military. the Malaysian Armed Forces field a diverse mix of mostly older imported weapons systems.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 26.9 billion $ 3.6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.5% 1.16%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 334,500 110,000
Reserve personnel: 1,340,000 296,300
Available for military: 53,350,703 14,817,517

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 469 48
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,696 1,276
Total artillery: 760 250
Self-propelled artillery: 136 0
Rocket artillery: 78 54

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: 473 122
Fighter aircraft: 45 0
Multirole aircraft: 3 26
Attack aircraft: 77 12
Helicopters: 182 54
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: 216 111
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 3
Corvettes: 2 6
Submarines: 7 2

Total naval

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

Brazil

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Malaysia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Brazil

18-45 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 10-12 months; 17-45 years of age for voluntary service; an increasing percentage of the ranks are "long-service" volunteer professionals; women were allowed to serve in the armed forces beginning in early 1980s when the Brazilian Army became the first army in South America to accept women into career ranks; women serve in Navy and Air Force only in Women's Reserve Corps.

Malaysia

17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service (younger with parental consent and proof of age); mandatory retirement age 60; women serve in the Malaysian Armed Forces; no conscription.