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Israel is a country located in Middle East with an area of 20,770 km2 (land boundries: 1,068 km and costline 273 km). The capital of Israel is Jerusalem but it is internationally unrecognized. The number of inhabitants is 9,353,610.

Israel has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the US. The majority of the IDF's inventory is comprised of weapons that are domestically-produced or imported from Europe and the United States. Israel has a broad defense industrial base that can develop, produce, support, and sustain a wide variety of weapons systems.

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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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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 21.7 billion $ 7.6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5.6% 3.5%

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: 169,500 650,000
Reserve personnel: 465,000 553,000
Available for military: 1,797,960 11,700,000

Active

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

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Tanks: 1,650 848
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6,135 5,284
Total artillery: 1,000 1,969
Self-propelled artillery: 650 283
Rocket artillery: 48 424

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: 618 379
Fighter aircraft: 41 0
Multirole aircraft: 230 26
Attack aircraft: 0 32
Helicopters: 128 203
UCAV (combat drone): 15 14

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: 74 68
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 7 2
Submarines: 6 0

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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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.

Iraq

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).

Iraq

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