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Finland vs Nordic Defence Cooperation

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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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The Nordic Defence Cooperation (Nordefco) is a collaboration among the Nordic countries in the area of defense. Its five members are Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The organization was established on November 4, 2009 in Helsinki. The leadership of the organization is rotational.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 5.8 billion $ 20.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.15% 0%

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: 21,500 76,500
Reserve personnel: 900,000 980,500
Available for military: 1,155,368 4,299,331

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

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Tanks: 239 412
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,020 4,644
Total artillery: 821 1,133
Self-propelled artillery: 97 180
Rocket artillery: 62 71

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: 158 469
Fighter aircraft: 0 0
Multirole aircraft: 55 174
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 27 118
UCAV (combat drone): 0 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: 170 397
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 4
Corvettes: 2 15
Submarines: 0 11

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.

Nordic Defence Cooperation

Data not available

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

Nordic Defence Cooperation

Data not available