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Iraq vs Norway

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Iraq is a country located in Middle East with an area of 437,072 km2 (land boundries: 3,809 km and costline 58 km). The capital of Iraq is Baghdad. The number of inhabitants is 38,433,600.

The Iraqi military inventory is comprised of a mix of equipment from a wide variety of sources, including Europe, South Africa, South Korea, Russia, and the US. Russia and the USA are the leading suppliers of military hardware to Iraq.

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Norway is a country located in Northern Europe with an area of 323,802 km2 (land boundries: 2,566 km and costline 25,148 km (includes mainland 2,650 km, as well as long fjords, numerous small islands, and minor indentations 22,498 km; length of island coastlines 58,133 km)). The capital of Norway is Oslo. The number of inhabitants is 5,391,369.

Norway is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. The Norwegian Armed Forces cooperate closely with the militaries of other Nordic countries through the Nordic Defense Cooperation, which consists of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The Norwegian Armed Forces inventory includes mostly imported European and USA weapons systems, as well as a domestically-produced equipment. The US is the leading supplier of weapons systems.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 10 billion $ 7.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3.5% 2%

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: 193,000 23,250
Reserve personnel: 553,000 40,000
Available for military: 11,700,000 1,078,181

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

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Tanks: 848 52
Armoured fighting vehicles: 5,284 553
Total artillery: 1,969 44
Self-propelled artillery: 283 35
Rocket artillery: 424 9

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: 379 104
Fighter aircraft: 0 0
Multirole aircraft: 26 25
Attack aircraft: 32 0
Helicopters: 203 38
UCAV (combat drone): 14 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: 68 41
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 4
Corvettes: 2 6
Submarines: 0 6

Total naval

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

Iraq

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Norway

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Iraq

18-49 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription.

Norway

18-44 years of age for male compulsory military service (55 years of age if you are an officer); 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women. 19-month service with 12-month service obligation. Around 50% of conscripts are enrolled in the Home Guard, for a 7-month period (spread out over many years).