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Netherlands is a country located in Western Europe with an area of 41,543 km2 (land boundries: 1,053 km and costline 451 km). The capital of Netherlands is Amsterdam. The number of inhabitants is 17,469,635.

The Netherlands is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg signed an agreement to conduct joint air policing of their territories in 2015. They trade responsibility for patrolling the skies over the three countries. The inventory of the Netherlands Armed Forces consists of a mix of domestically-produced and modern European and United States equipment. The Netherlands has an advanced domestic defense industry that focuses on armored vehicles, naval ships, and air defense systems

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Iraq is a country located in Middle East with an area of 437,072 km2 (land boundries: 3,809 km and costline 58 km). The capital of Iraq is Baghdad. The number of inhabitants is 38,433,600.

The Iraqi military inventory is comprised of a mix of equipment from a wide variety of sources, including Europe, South Africa, South Korea, Russia, and the US. Russia and the USA are the leading suppliers of military hardware to Iraq.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 13.7 billion $ 7.6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.5% 3.5%

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: 35,400 650,000
Reserve personnel: 4,500 553,000
Available for military: 7,728,129 11,700,000

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

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Tanks: 18 848
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,116 5,284
Total artillery: 75 1,969
Self-propelled artillery: 52 283
Rocket artillery: 0 424

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: 183 379
Fighter aircraft: 0 0
Multirole aircraft: 61 26
Attack aircraft: 0 32
Helicopters: 82 203
UCAV (combat drone): 4 14

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: 144 68
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 2 0
Corvettes: 0 2
Submarines: 4 0

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

Netherlands

Netherlands participates in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing arrangements and trains for delivering United States nuclear warheads.

Iraq

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Netherlands

17 years of age for an all-volunteer force.

Iraq

18-49 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription.