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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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Pakistan is a country located in Southern Asia with an area of 796,095 km2 (land boundries: 7,257 km and costline 1,046 km). The capital of Pakistan is Islamabad. The number of inhabitants is 225,199,937.

Pakistan has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the USA. The Pakistan military inventory includes a broad mix of equipment, primarily from China, France, Russia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Pakistan also has a large domestic defense industry. China is the leading foreign supplier of arms to Pakistan.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 32 billion $ 10.4 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.5% 4%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 816 billion $ (USA)


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Active personnel: 165,500 654,000
Reserve personnel: 18,300 550,000
Available for military: 13,865,688 48,453,305


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

Land Forces

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Tanks: 200 3,742
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,758 8,710
Total artillery: 197 6,308
Self-propelled artillery: 68 1,225
Rocket artillery: 21 1,738


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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)

Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 712 1,531
Fighter aircraft: 92 60
Multirole aircraft: 66 275
Attack aircraft: 45 69
Helicopters: 423 400
UCAV (combat drone): 12 113

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)


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Total naval: 200 96
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 15 8
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 8 6

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)

Nuclear weapons


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


Pakistan is one of several nations that are not the part of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Yet, the Pakistani government managed to acquire nuclear warheads, or at least it is believed so. The entire pursuit for nuclear power began at the beginning of 1970s. It was back then, when Western Powers heard about Pakistan efforts of developing nuclear weapons. At the beginning the government established first nuclear power plant. It was located near Karachi. Noteworthy is the fact that it was possible due to the help of Western nations, which provided Pakistan with necessary equipment and materials. Later on, the president of Pakistan said that the main goal of Pakistan is to construct nuclear weapons. It was a response to India’s claim that they are capable of building nuclear weapons.

Although throughout the 1970s and at the beginning of 1980s there were little facts regarding Pakistan’ nuclear capabilities, there were rumours that from the mid-1980s, Pakistan already had a few warheads. However, it was only in 1998 that Pakistan decided to conduct their first nuclear tests. There were 6 tests and they were the response to 5 tests that India conducted several weeks before Pakistan.

Military service


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


16-23 years of age for voluntary military service; soldiers cannot be deployed for combat until age 18; the Pakistani Air Force and Pakistani Navy have inducted their first female pilots and sailors; the Pakistan Air Force recruits aviation technicians at age 15; service obligation (Navy) 10-18 years; retirement required after 18-30 years service or age 40-52.