Compare armed forces

Military power of Israel & Saudi Arabia

Israel flag svg Saudi Arabia flag svg

Israel vs Saudi Arabia

Show map
Israel Saudi Arabia
Map of the world.
Country: Israel (IL) Saudi Arabia (SA)
Capital: Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized) Riyadh
Population: 8 238 300 30 770 375
Area: 20 770 km2 2 149 690 km2
More: Israel military forces description Saudi Arabia military forces description

Military expenditures

small flag IL IL small flag SA SA
Military budget: 17,8 billion $ 63,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,8% 10%

Military budget

small flag IL

(USA)

small flag SA

(USA)

More

Manpower

small flag IL IL small flag SA SA
Active personnel: 176 500 230 000
Reserve personnel: 445 000 325 000
Available for military: 1 797 960 8 240 714

Active

small flag IL

(China)

small flag SA

(China)

More

Land Forces

small flag IL IL small flag SA SA
Tanks: 2 200 1 142
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 766 9 096
Total artillery: 1 522 757
Self-propelled artillery: 614 474
Rocket artillery: 48 122

Tanks

tank svg
More

Air Forces

small flag IL IL small flag SA SA
Total aircraft: 772 855
Fighter aircraft: 52 62
Multirole aircraf: 352 54
Attack aircraft: 25 168
Helicopters: 177 341

Total aircraft

airplane svg
small flag

(USA)

small flag

(USA)

More

Navy

small flag IL IL small flag SA SA
Total naval: 74 27
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 7
Corvettes: 3 4
Submarines: 5 0

Total naval

ship svg
small flag

(China)

small flag

(China)

More

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.

Saudi Arabia

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).

Saudi Arabia

17 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; no conscription.