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The China-DPRK Treaty on Friendship is a treaty signed on 11 July 1961 between North Korea and China. The treaty obligates China militarily to defend North Korea and vice versa.North Korea enjoys a close relationship with China which is often called North Korea's closest ally. The relations were strained in the last few years because of China's concerns about North Korea's nuclear program. Both countries have nuclear weapons.

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: 294.6 billion $ 7.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0% 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: 3,315,000 23,250
Reserve personnel: 2,600,000 40,000
Available for military: 392,336,380 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: 11,750 52
Armoured fighting vehicles: 18,130 553
Total artillery: 20,094 44
Self-propelled artillery: 7,220 35
Rocket artillery: 7,140 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: 5,590 104
Fighter aircraft: 1,398 0
Multirole aircraft: 1,165 25
Attack aircraft: 308 0
Helicopters: 1,557 38
UCAV (combat drone): 151 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: 1,709 41
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 38 0
Frigates: 56 4
Corvettes: 81 6
Submarines: 146 6

Total naval

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

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Norway

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

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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).