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Italy vs Greece

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Italy is a country located in Southern Europe with an area of 301,338 km2 (land boundries: 1,836.4 km and costline 7,600 km). The capital of Italy is Rome. The number of inhabitants is 60,317,116.

Italy is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. The Italian Armed Forces inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced, jointly-produced, and imported weapons systems, mostly from Europe and the United State. The Italian defense industry is capable of producing equipment across all the military domains with particular strengths in naval vessels and aircraft

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Greece is a country located in Southern Europe with an area of 131,990 km2 (land boundries: 1,110 km and costline 13,676 km). The capital of Greece is Athens. The number of inhabitants is 10,718,565.

Greece joined NATO in 1952. The inventory of the Hellenic Armed Forces consists mostly of a mix of imported weapons from Europe and the USA. Germany is the leading supplier of weapons systems. Greece entered into a security agreement with France in 2021 that included the sale of frigates and fighter aircraft to augment its aging weapons systems. Greece's defense industry also is capable of producing a range of military hardware

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 28.9 billion $ 5.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.6% 2.6%

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: 165,500 107,600
Reserve personnel: 18,300 221,600
Available for military: 13,865,688 2,535,174

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

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Tanks: 200 1,365
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,758 4,126
Total artillery: 197 1,469
Self-propelled artillery: 68 588
Rocket artillery: 21 152

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: 712 855
Fighter aircraft: 92 35
Multirole aircraft: 66 202
Attack aircraft: 45 0
Helicopters: 423 427
UCAV (combat drone): 12 3

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: 200 236
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 15 13
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 8 11

Total naval

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

Italy

Italy participates in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing arrangements and trains for delivering United States nuclear warheads.

Greece

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.

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.