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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.

Sweden is a country located in Northern Europe with an area of 450,295 km2 (land boundries: 2,211 km and costline 3,218 km). The capital of Sweden is Stockholm. The number of inhabitants is 10,385,347.

The Swedish military cooperates closely with the military forces of other Nordic countries through the Nordic Defense Cooperation (NORDEFCO), which consists olso of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway. Sweden is a signatory of the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy and contributes to CSDP missions and operations. In 2022 Sweden applied for NATO membership and was formally invited to join the alliance at the NATO Summit in Madrid. The inventory of the SAF is comprised of domestically-produced and imported Western weapons systems. The United States is the leading supplier of military hardware.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 294.6 billion $ 12 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 23,600
Reserve personnel: 2,600,000 31,300
Available for military: 392,336,380 2,065,782

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

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Tanks: 11,750 121
Armoured fighting vehicles: 18,130 2,071
Total artillery: 20,094 268
Self-propelled artillery: 7,220 48
Rocket artillery: 7,140 0

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: 5,590 207
Fighter aircraft: 1,398 0
Multirole aircraft: 1,165 94
Attack aircraft: 308 0
Helicopters: 1,557 53
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: 1,709 186
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 38 0
Frigates: 56 0
Corvettes: 81 7
Submarines: 146 5

Total naval

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

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Sweden

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

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Sweden

18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47.