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Netherlands vs Norway

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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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Norway is a country located in Northern Europe with an area of 323,802 km2 (land boundries: 2,566 km and costline 25,148 km (includes mainland 2,650 km, as well as long fjords, numerous small islands, and minor indentations 22,498 km; length of island coastlines 58,133 km)). The capital of Norway is Oslo. The number of inhabitants is 5,391,369.

Norway is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. The Norwegian Armed Forces cooperate closely with the militaries of other Nordic countries through the Nordic Defense Cooperation, which consists of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The Norwegian Armed Forces inventory includes mostly imported European and USA weapons systems, as well as a domestically-produced equipment. The US is the leading supplier of weapons systems.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 13.7 billion $ 7.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.5% 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: 35,400 25,000
Reserve personnel: 4,500 46,000
Available for military: 7,728,129 1,078,181

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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 52
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,116 553
Total artillery: 75 44
Self-propelled artillery: 52 35
Rocket artillery: 0 9

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: 183 104
Fighter aircraft: 0 0
Multirole aircraf: 61 25
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 82 38
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 41
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 2 4
Corvettes: 0 6
Submarines: 4 6

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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.

Norway

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Netherlands

17 years of age for an all-volunteer force.

Norway

18-44 years of age for male compulsory military service (55 years of age if you are an officer); 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women. 19-month service with 12-month service obligation. Around 50% of conscripts are enrolled in the Home Guard, for a 7-month period (spread out over many years).