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Military power of Malaysia & United Kingdom

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Malaysia vs United Kingdom

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Country: Malaysia (MY) United Kingdom (GB)
Capital: Kuala Lumpur London
Population: 32 730 000 67 886 004
Area: 330 803 km2 242 495 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 3,6 billion $ 59,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,16% 2,2%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 110 000 196 140
Reserve personnel: 296 300 45 000
Available for military: 14 817 517 14 856 917

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 48 407
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 386 4 673
Total artillery: 295 532
Self-propelled artillery: 30 117
Rocket artillery: 54 50

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 221 897
Fighter aircraft: 10 141
Multirole aircraf: 39 91
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 63 386
UCAV (combat drone): 0 9

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Navy

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Total naval: 66 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 5 13
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 2 11

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Nuclear weapons

Malaysia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

United Kingdom

Third out of fifth nuclear-weapon states that are under the NPT, the treaty of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. The first successful test in the nuclear history of Great Britain occurred in October 1952, three years after Russia’s first successful attempt. “Hurricane”, which was the codename for the test assumed the use of 3 megaton bomb, which was dropped in Australia. The UK itself did not have many tests after that. Comparing to a thousand and hundreds of tests by Americans and Russians, the Brits made only 45 tests of nuclear arsenal.

We should remember about the fact that United Kingdom was in a strict cooperation with United States at the very beginning. It means that we cannot forget about the tremendous help the Americans received from the British government and men of science while developing their first nuclear bomb. Unfortunately, all the data that USA could not be sent back to the UK, since the cooperation has ended prematurely. This was one of the reasons why UK developed their first nuclear weapon so late. At this moment, they possess 215 warheads in total, out of which 120 is deployed and completely operational.

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.

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.