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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.

Australia is a country located in Oceania with an area of 7,692,024 km2 (land boundries: 0 km and costline 25,760 km). The capital of Australia is Canberra. The number of inhabitants is 25,807,800.

Australia has been part of the Australia, New Zealand, and US Security (ANZUS) Treaty. In 2021, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States announced an enhanced trilateral security partnership called “AUKUS” which would build on existing bilateral ties. The Australian military's inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced and imported Western weapons systems. USA is the largest supplier of arms. The Australian defense industry produces a variety of land and sea weapons platforms.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 1045.1 billion $ 34 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0% 2%

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: 3,157,548 59,095
Reserve personnel: 2,268,131 28,878
Available for military: 205,748,175 5,316,464

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 13,936 59
Armoured fighting vehicles: 85,009 1,796
Total artillery: 12,152 235
Self-propelled artillery: 4,238 0
Rocket artillery: 2,423 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: 20,941 433
Fighter aircraft: 1,104 0
Multirole aircraft: 3,531 133
Attack aircraft: 728 0
Helicopters: 8,266 130
UCAV (combat drone): 551 0

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: 1,746 45
Aircraftcarriers: 28 2
Destroyers: 119 3
Frigates: 113 8
Corvettes: 52 0
Submarines: 144 6

Total naval

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

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Data not available

Australia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

NATO

Data not available

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.