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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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Ukraine is a country located in Eastern Europe with an area of 603,500 km2 (land boundries: 5,581 km and costline 2,782 km). The capital of Ukraine is Kiev. The number of inhabitants is 41,487,960.

During the 2008 Bucharest summit, NATO declared that Ukraine would eventually become a member of NATO when it meets the criteria for accession. In February 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The Ukrainian military is equipped mostly with older Russian and Soviet-era weapons systems. Ukraine has a broad defense industry capable of building Soviet-era land systems and maintaining and upgrading Soviet-era combat aircraft, as well as missile and air defense systems.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 28.9 billion $ 5.4 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.6% 3%

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: 165,500 255,000
Reserve personnel: 18,300 1,000,000
Available for military: 13,865,688 11,149,646

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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 2,105
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,758 6,990
Total artillery: 197 3,721
Self-propelled artillery: 68 1,047
Rocket artillery: 21 630

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: 712 326
Fighter aircraft: 92 70
Multirole aircraf: 66 0
Attack aircraft: 45 29
Helicopters: 423 129
UCAV (combat drone): 12 12

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 63
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 15 1
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 8 0

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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.

Ukraine

Although Ukraine has never produced its own nuclear weapon to this day, we should bear in mind that back in the days, Ukraine possessed approximately 5,000 nuclear weapons. This is all due to the fact that before 1991, Ukraine was a part of the Soviet Union. However, as a consequence of its dissolution, all the countries that were satellites or were forcefully attached to Soviet Union, received number of warheads. They were once the property of the Soviet Union. Nevertheless, after Ukraine became independent, they received everything that was the part of the USSR, even nuclear warheads. As a result of that, Ukraine became the third largest holder of nuclear weapons in the world.

Ukraine decided to get rid of these weapons quite quickly. Three years later, in 1994 that is, they joined Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. In 1996, all the warheads were moved and disassembled in Russia.

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.

Ukraine

18-27 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months