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Malaysia is a country located in Southeastern Asia with an area of 330,803 km2 (land boundries: 2,742 km and costline 4,675 km (Peninsular Malaysia 2,068 km, East Malaysia 2,607 km)). The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur. The number of inhabitants is 32,730,000.

Malaysia is a member of the Five Powers Defense Arrangements, a series of mutual assistance agreements reached in 1971 embracing Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Malaysia also cooperates closely with the US military. the Malaysian Armed Forces field a diverse mix of mostly older imported weapons systems.

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (North Atlantic Alliance) is an intergovernmental military alliance which was signed in Washington on 4 April 1949. NATO is a system of collective security: its independent member states agree to defend each other against attacks by others countries. NATO's main headquarters are located in Brussels. The following twelve states signed the treaty and became the founding members: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom and United States. The following states joined the treaty after 1949: Greece, Germany, Turkey and Spain. Members who joined after the dissolution of the Soviet Union: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro and North Macedonia.

Before and during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, several NATO countries sent army to reinforce the alliance's eastern flank. Alliance had deployed 40,000 troops along its 2,500 kilometres long Eastern flank to deter possible Russian aggression. On 5 July the North Atlantic Alliance members signed off on the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland and formally approved the decisions of the NATO summit.

Finland joined the alliance on 4 April 2023.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 4.4 billion $ 1321.7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.16% 0%

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: 113,000 3,254,339
Reserve personnel: 51,600 2,633,732
Available for military: 14,817,517 206,903,543

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

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Tanks: 48 13,156
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,276 84,064
Total artillery: 250 11,921
Self-propelled artillery: 0 4,379
Rocket artillery: 54 1,833

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: 122 21,389
Fighter aircraft: 0 1,012
Multirole aircraft: 26 3,664
Attack aircraft: 12 693
Helicopters: 54 8,424
UCAV (combat drone): 0 689

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 13,175 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 111 1,916
Aircraftcarriers: 0 28
Destroyers: 0 122
Frigates: 3 112
Corvettes: 6 55
Submarines: 2 144

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

Malaysia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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Military service

Malaysia

17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service (younger with parental consent and proof of age); mandatory retirement age 60; women serve in the Malaysian Armed Forces; no conscription.

NATO

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