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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.

United Arab Emirates is a country located in Middle East with an area of 83,600 km2 (land boundries: 1,066 km and costline 1,318 km). The capital of United Arab Emirates is Abu Dhabi. The number of inhabitants is 9,890,400.

the UAE hosts a multi-service French military base. The UAE has a defense cooperation agreement with the United States and hosted about 3,500 US troops. UAE invaded Yemen as part of the Saudi-led coalition and withdrew its main military force in 2019. the UAE Armed Forces inventory is comprised of wide variety of mostly modern imported equipment. The Emirates has acquired military equipment from more than 20 countries. USA is the leading supplier.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 212.2 billion $ 22.8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0% 5.7%

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: 1,204,489 100,000
Reserve personnel: 1,997,100 90,000
Available for military: 92,594,951 3,240,000

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

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Tanks: 4,303 354
Armoured fighting vehicles: 29,738 8,980
Total artillery: 6,041 398
Self-propelled artillery: 1,848 183
Rocket artillery: 667 139

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: 5,415 510
Fighter aircraft: 453 0
Multirole aircraft: 874 137
Attack aircraft: 162 0
Helicopters: 2,454 215
UCAV (combat drone): 36 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: 1,306 79
Aircraftcarriers: 7 0
Destroyers: 19 0
Frigates: 69 0
Corvettes: 23 9
Submarines: 48 0

Total naval

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

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Data not available

United Arab Emirates

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

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Data not available

United Arab Emirates

18-30 years of age for compulsory military service for men, optional service for women; 17 years of age for male volunteers with parental approval; 2-year general obligation, 9 months for secondary school graduates; women may train for 9 months regardless of education.