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Finland is a country located in Northern Europe with an area of 338,424 km2 (land boundries: 2,563 km and costline 1,250 km). The capital of Finland is Helsinki. The number of inhabitants is 5,536,146.

Finland was not a member of NATO, but Finland and NATO actively cooperated in peace-support operations, exercised together, and exchanged analysis and information. Finland is a signatory of the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP). On 5 July 2022, NATO signed the accession protocol for Finland to join the alliance. The inventory of the Finnish Defense Forces consists of a wide mix of mostly modern US, European, and domestically-produced weapons systems.

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Netherlands is a country located in Western Europe with an area of 41,543 km2 (land boundries: 1,053 km and costline 451 km). The capital of Netherlands is Amsterdam. The number of inhabitants is 17,469,635.

The Netherlands is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg signed an agreement to conduct joint air policing of their territories in 2015. They trade responsibility for patrolling the skies over the three countries. The inventory of the Netherlands Armed Forces consists of a mix of domestically-produced and modern European and United States equipment. The Netherlands has an advanced domestic defense industry that focuses on armored vehicles, naval ships, and air defense systems

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 6.7 billion $ 16.6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.3% 1.6%

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: 24,000 41,199
Reserve personnel: 870,000 6,532
Available for military: 1,155,368 7,728,129

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

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Tanks: 239 18
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,020 1,116
Total artillery: 821 75
Self-propelled artillery: 97 52
Rocket artillery: 62 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: 158 183
Fighter aircraft: 0 0
Multirole aircraft: 55 61
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 27 82
UCAV (combat drone): 0 4

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: 170 144
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 0 2
Corvettes: 2 0
Submarines: 0 4

Total naval

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

Finland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Netherlands

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

Military service

Finland

18 years of age for male voluntary and compulsory - and female voluntary - national military and nonmilitary service; service obligation 6-12 months; military obligation to age 60

Netherlands

17 years of age for an all-volunteer force.