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Greece vs Finland

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Greece is a country located in Southern Europe with an area of 131,990 km2 (land boundries: 1,110 km and costline 13,676 km). The capital of Greece is Athens. The number of inhabitants is 10,718,565.

Greece joined NATO in 1952. The inventory of the Hellenic Armed Forces consists mostly of a mix of imported weapons from Europe and the USA. Germany is the leading supplier of weapons systems. Greece entered into a security agreement with France in 2021 that included the sale of frigates and fighter aircraft to augment its aging weapons systems. Greece's defense industry also is capable of producing a range of military hardware

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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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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 5.3 billion $ 5.8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.6% 2.15%

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: 107,600 21,500
Reserve personnel: 221,600 900,000
Available for military: 2,535,174 1,155,368

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

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Tanks: 1,365 239
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,126 2,020
Total artillery: 1,469 821
Self-propelled artillery: 588 97
Rocket artillery: 152 62

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: 855 158
Fighter aircraft: 35 0
Multirole aircraft: 202 55
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 427 27
UCAV (combat drone): 3 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: 236 170
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 13 0
Corvettes: 0 2
Submarines: 11 0

Total naval

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

Greece

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Finland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Greece

19-45 years of age for compulsory military service; during wartime the law allows for recruitment beginning January of the year of inductee's 18th birthday, thus including 17 year olds; 18 years of age for volunteers; conscript service obligation is 1 year for the Army and 9 months for the Air Force and Navy; women are eligible for voluntary 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