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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 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (North Atlantic Alliance) is an intergovernmental military alliance which was signed in Washington on 4 April 1949. NATO is a system of collective security: its independent member states agree to defend each other against attacks by others countries. NATO's main headquarters are located in Brussels. The following twelve states signed the treaty and became the founding members: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom and United States. The following states joined the treaty after 1949: Greece, Germany, Turkey and Spain. Members who joined after the dissolution of the Soviet Union: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro and North Macedonia.

Before and during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, several NATO countries sent army to reinforce the alliance's eastern flank. Alliance had deployed 40,000 troops along its 2,500 kilometres long Eastern flank to deter possible Russian aggression. On 5 July the North Atlantic Alliance members signed off on the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland and formally approved the decisions of the NATO summit.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 61 billion $ 1154.41 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.4% 0%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 816 billion $ (USA)


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Active personnel: 183,638 3,119,089
Reserve personnel: 29,000 1,848,132
Available for military: 18,529,299 205,748,175


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

Land Forces

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Tanks: 328 13,886
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,874 84,689
Total artillery: 401 12,176
Self-propelled artillery: 121 4,262
Rocket artillery: 38 2,423


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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)

Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 662 20,946
Fighter aircraft: 141 1,104
Multirole aircraft: 90 3,531
Attack aircraft: 0 728
Helicopters: 347 8,266
UCAV (combat drone): 0 556

Total aircraft

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


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Total naval: 65 1,746
Aircraftcarriers: 0 28
Destroyers: 0 119
Frigates: 12 113
Corvettes: 5 52
Submarines: 6 144

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)

Nuclear weapons


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


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Military service


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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