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Military power of Israel & Greece

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Country: Israel (IL) Greece (GR)
Capital: Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized) Athens
Population: 8 238 300 10 846 979
Area: 20 770 km2 131 990 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 17,8 billion $ 7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,8% 2,3%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 176 500 143 000
Reserve personnel: 445 000 216 000
Available for military: 1 797 960 2 535 174

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 200 1 353
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 766 3 400
Total artillery: 1 522 1 162
Self-propelled artillery: 614 547
Rocket artillery: 48 152

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 772 620
Fighter aircraft: 52 0
Multirole aircraf: 352 198
Attack aircraft: 25 0
Helicopters: 177 268

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Navy

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Total naval: 74 99
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 13
Corvettes: 3 0
Submarines: 5 11

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Nuclear weapons

Israel

Although not certain, there is a rumour that Israel was the sixth country in the world that managed to research and develop their own nuclear arsenal. However, they did not confirm that fact. Still, a lot of sources claim that they managed to prepare fully working nuclear warheads in 1966. In spite of such early dates, Israel has not joined the NPT. Up to this day, they do not confirm nor deny the possibility of having nuclear arsenal. As a result of that, Israel is said to apply quite effective, yet affordable deterring policy.

According to many organizations, the estimated numbers of nuclear weapons that Israel possesses varies from 80 up to even 200 ready to be launched nuclear weapons. What is more, there are also rumours that Israel managed to prepare special missiles that can be operational from submarines.

Greece

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).

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.