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Iraq vs Sweden

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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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Sweden is a country located in Northern Europe with an area of 450,295 km2 (land boundries: 2,211 km and costline 3,218 km). The capital of Sweden is Stockholm. The number of inhabitants is 10,385,347.

The Swedish military cooperates closely with the military forces of other Nordic countries through the Nordic Defense Cooperation (NORDEFCO), which consists olso of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway. Sweden is a signatory of the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy and contributes to CSDP missions and operations. In 2022 Sweden applied for NATO membership and was formally invited to join the alliance at the NATO Summit in Madrid. The inventory of the SAF is comprised of domestically-produced and imported Western weapons systems. The United States is the leading supplier of military hardware.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 10 billion $ 12 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 23,600
Reserve personnel: 553,000 31,300
Available for military: 11,700,000 2,065,782

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

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Tanks: 848 121
Armoured fighting vehicles: 5,284 2,071
Total artillery: 1,969 268
Self-propelled artillery: 283 48
Rocket artillery: 424 0

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: 379 207
Fighter aircraft: 0 0
Multirole aircraft: 26 94
Attack aircraft: 32 0
Helicopters: 203 53
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: 68 186
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 2 7
Submarines: 0 5

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.

Sweden

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Iraq

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

Sweden

18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47.