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The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union countries that are located in Europe with an area of 4,233,255 km2 The capital of Ukraine is Brussels. The number of inhabitants estimated is about 447 million. Members of EU: Germany, Latvia, France, Lithuania, Estonia, Portugal, Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Sweden, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

The European Union were not devised as a military alliance because most of the members are in the North Atlantic Alliance. Since the withdrawal of the UK, France is the only member recognised as a nuclear weapon state. Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium participate in NATO nuclear sharing.

Italy is a country located in Southern Europe with an area of 301,338 km2 (land boundries: 1,836.4 km and costline 7,600 km). The capital of Italy is Rome. The number of inhabitants is 60,317,116.

Italy is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. The Italian Armed Forces inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced, jointly-produced, and imported weapons systems, mostly from Europe and the United State. The Italian defense industry is capable of producing equipment across all the military domains with particular strengths in naval vessels and aircraft

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 212.2 billion $ 28.9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0% 1.6%

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: 1,204,489 165,500
Reserve personnel: 1,997,100 18,300
Available for military: 92,594,951 13,865,688

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

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Tanks: 4,787 200
Armoured fighting vehicles: 29,510 2,758
Total artillery: 5,710 197
Self-propelled artillery: 1,929 68
Rocket artillery: 731 21

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Highest value in the world: 12,270 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 5,280 712
Fighter aircraft: 441 92
Multirole aircraf: 877 66
Attack aircraft: 176 45
Helicopters: 2,276 423
UCAV (combat drone): 32 12

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 978 200
Aircraftcarriers: 7 2
Destroyers: 19 4
Frigates: 69 15
Corvettes: 23 0
Submarines: 48 8

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

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Data not available

Italy

Italy participates in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing arrangements and trains for delivering United States nuclear warheads.

Military service

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Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.