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Country: Jordan (JO) Israel (IL)
Capital: Amman Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized)
Population: 9 915 942 8 238 300
Area: 89 341 km2 20 770 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 2 billion $ 17,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 4,6% 5,8%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 110 700 176 500
Reserve personnel: 65 000 445 000
Available for military: 3 285 575 1 797 960

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1 321 2 200
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 149 6 766
Total artillery: 621 1 522
Self-propelled artillery: 461 614
Rocket artillery: 88 48

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 260 772
Fighter aircraft: 0 52
Multirole aircraf: 46 352
Attack aircraft: 8 25
Helicopters: 126 177

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Navy

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Total naval: 27 74
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 0 3
Submarines: 0 5

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Nuclear weapons

Jordan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Israel

Although not certain, there is a rumour that Israel was the sixth country in the world that managed to research and develop their own nuclear arsenal. However, they did not confirm that fact. Still, a lot of sources claim that they managed to prepare fully working nuclear warheads in 1966. In spite of such early dates, Israel has not joined the NPT. Up to this day, they do not confirm nor deny the possibility of having nuclear arsenal. As a result of that, Israel is said to apply quite effective, yet affordable deterring policy.

According to many organizations, the estimated numbers of nuclear weapons that Israel possesses varies from 80 up to even 200 ready to be launched nuclear weapons. What is more, there are also rumours that Israel managed to prepare special missiles that can be operational from submarines.

Military service

Jordan

17 years of age for voluntary male military service; initial service term 2 years, with option to reenlist for 18 years; conscription at age 18 suspended in 1999; women are not conscripted, but can volunteer to serve in noncombat military positions in the Royal Jordanian Arab Army Women's Corps and RJAF.

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).