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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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Japan is a country located in Eastern Asia with an area of 377,944 km2 (land boundries: 0 km and costline 29,751 km). The capital of Japan is Tokyo. The number of inhabitants is 125,360,000.

The current Self Defense Force was founded in 1954. Japan has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the USA. Approximately 55,000 US troops and other military assets, including aircraft and naval ships, were stationed in Japan and had exclusive use of more than 80 bases and facilities. In exchange for their use, the US guarantees Japan’s security. The JSDF is equipped with a mix of imported and domestically-produced equipment. The majority of its weapons imports are from the US and some domestically-produced weapons are US-origin and manufactured under license.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 13.7 billion $ 50.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.5% 1%

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: 35,400 247,150
Reserve personnel: 4,500 56,100
Available for military: 7,728,129 27,301,443

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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 1,004
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,116 3,072
Total artillery: 75 623
Self-propelled artillery: 52 214
Rocket artillery: 0 99

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,270 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 183 1,444
Fighter aircraft: 0 155
Multirole aircraf: 61 79
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 82 698
UCAV (combat drone): 4 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: 144 140
Aircraftcarriers: 0 4
Destroyers: 4 36
Frigates: 2 2
Corvettes: 0 6
Submarines: 4 22

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

Netherlands

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

Japan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Netherlands

17 years of age for an all-volunteer force.

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.