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Germany is a country located in Central Europe with an area of 357,168 km2 (land boundries: 3,694 km and costline 2,389 km). The capital of Germany is Berlin. The number of inhabitants is 83,166,711.

Germany joined NATO in May 1955. The German Army has incorporated a joint Franco-German mechanized infantry brigade since 1989, a Dutch airmobile infantry brigade, and a Dutch mechanized infantry brigade. the German Federal Armed Forces inventory is mostly comprised of weapons systems produced domestically or jointly with other European countries and from the United States. Germany's defense industry is capable of manufacturing the full spectrum of military weapons systems, and is one of the world's leading arms exporters.

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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.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 57 billion $ 212.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.4% 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: 183,907 1,204,489
Reserve personnel: 30,050 1,997,100
Available for military: 18,529,299 92,594,951

Active

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

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Tanks: 328 4,303
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,874 29,738
Total artillery: 401 6,041
Self-propelled artillery: 121 1,848
Rocket artillery: 38 667

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: 662 5,415
Fighter aircraft: 141 453
Multirole aircraft: 90 874
Attack aircraft: 0 162
Helicopters: 347 2,454
UCAV (combat drone): 0 36

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: 65 1,306
Aircraftcarriers: 0 7
Destroyers: 0 19
Frigates: 12 69
Corvettes: 5 23
Submarines: 6 48

Total naval

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

Germany

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

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Military service

Germany

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.

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