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Military power of Italy & Spain

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Italy vs Spain

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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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Spain is a country located in Southwestern Europe with an area of 505,990 km2 (land boundries: 1,952.7 km and costline 4,964 km). The capital of Spain is Madrid. The number of inhabitants is 47,450,795.

Spain joined NATO in 1982. The inventory of the Spanish military is comprised of domestically-produced and imported Western weapons systems. Spain's defense industry manufactures land, air, and sea weapons systems and is integrated within the European defense-industrial sector.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 32.7 billion $ 23.7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.5% 1.5%

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: 165,500 133,282
Reserve personnel: 18,300 15,150
Available for military: 13,865,688 11,759,557

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: 200 327
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,758 2,361
Total artillery: 197 242
Self-propelled artillery: 68 102
Rocket artillery: 21 0

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: 712 570
Fighter aircraft: 92 68
Multirole aircraft: 66 84
Attack aircraft: 45 13
Helicopters: 423 152
UCAV (combat drone): 12 4

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 60
Aircraftcarriers: 2 1
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 15 11
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 8 2

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.

Spain

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.

Spain

18-26 years of age for voluntary military service by a Spanish citizen or legal immigrant, 2-3 year obligation; women allowed to serve in all SAF branches, including combat units; no conscription, but Spanish Government retains right to mobilize citizens 19-25 years of age in a national emergency; mandatory retirement of non-NCO enlisted personnel at age 45 or 58, depending on service length.