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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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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (North Atlantic Alliance) is an intergovernmental military alliance which was signed in Washington on 4 April 1949. NATO is a system of collective security: its independent member states agree to defend each other against attacks by others countries. NATO's main headquarters are located in Brussels. The following twelve states signed the treaty and became the founding members: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom and United States. The following states joined the treaty after 1949: Greece, Germany, Turkey and Spain. Members who joined after the dissolution of the Soviet Union: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro and North Macedonia.

Before and during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, several NATO countries sent army to reinforce the alliance's eastern flank. Alliance had deployed 40,000 troops along its 2,500 kilometres long Eastern flank to deter possible Russian aggression. On 5 July the North Atlantic Alliance members signed off on the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland and formally approved the decisions of the NATO summit.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 28.9 billion $ 1045.1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.6% 0%

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 3,157,548
Reserve personnel: 18,300 2,268,131
Available for military: 13,865,688 205,748,175

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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 14,177
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,758 84,843
Total artillery: 197 12,225
Self-propelled artillery: 68 4,288
Rocket artillery: 21 2,446

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,270 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 712 20,954
Fighter aircraft: 92 1,104
Multirole aircraf: 66 3,531
Attack aircraft: 45 742
Helicopters: 423 8,266
UCAV (combat drone): 12 550

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 1,726
Aircraftcarriers: 2 28
Destroyers: 4 119
Frigates: 15 113
Corvettes: 0 52
Submarines: 8 144

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

Italy

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

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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.

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