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Italy vs Norway

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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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Norway is a country located in Northern Europe with an area of 323,802 km2 (land boundries: 2,566 km and costline 25,148 km (includes mainland 2,650 km, as well as long fjords, numerous small islands, and minor indentations 22,498 km; length of island coastlines 58,133 km)). The capital of Norway is Oslo. The number of inhabitants is 5,391,369.

Norway is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. The Norwegian Armed Forces cooperate closely with the militaries of other Nordic countries through the Nordic Defense Cooperation, which consists of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The Norwegian Armed Forces inventory includes mostly imported European and USA weapons systems, as well as a domestically-produced equipment. The US is the leading supplier of weapons systems.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 32.7 billion $ 7.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.5% 2%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 916 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 165,500 23,250
Reserve personnel: 18,300 40,000
Available for military: 13,865,688 1,078,181

Active

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 200 52
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,758 553
Total artillery: 197 44
Self-propelled artillery: 68 35
Rocket artillery: 21 9

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: 712 104
Fighter aircraft: 92 0
Multirole aircraft: 66 25
Attack aircraft: 45 0
Helicopters: 423 38
UCAV (combat drone): 12 0

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 41
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 15 4
Corvettes: 0 6
Submarines: 8 6

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.

Norway

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.

Norway

18-44 years of age for male compulsory military service (55 years of age if you are an officer); 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women. 19-month service with 12-month service obligation. Around 50% of conscripts are enrolled in the Home Guard, for a 7-month period (spread out over many years).