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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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Israel is a country located in Middle East with an area of 20,770 km2 (land boundries: 1,068 km and costline 273 km). The capital of Israel is Jerusalem but it is internationally unrecognized. The number of inhabitants is 9,353,610.

Israel has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the US. The majority of the IDF's inventory is comprised of weapons that are domestically-produced or imported from Europe and the United States. Israel has a broad defense industrial base that can develop, produce, support, and sustain a wide variety of weapons systems.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 16.6 billion $ 24 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.6% 5.2%

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: 41,199 169,500
Reserve personnel: 6,532 465,000
Available for military: 7,728,129 1,797,960

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

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Tanks: 18 1,650
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,116 6,135
Total artillery: 75 1,000
Self-propelled artillery: 52 650
Rocket artillery: 0 48

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: 183 618
Fighter aircraft: 0 41
Multirole aircraft: 61 230
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 82 128
UCAV (combat drone): 4 15

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 74
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 2 0
Corvettes: 0 7
Submarines: 4 6

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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.

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

Netherlands

17 years of age for an all-volunteer force.

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).