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Norway vs Belarus

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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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Belarus is a country located in Eastern Europe with an area of 207,595 km2 (land boundries: 3,599 km and costline 0 km (landlocked)). The capital of Belarus is Minsk. The number of inhabitants is 9,349,645.

Belarus has close security ties with Russia. In 2022, Belarus allowed Russian military forces to stage on its territory during its invasion of Ukraine. Russia is the principal supplier of arms to Belarus, and Belarusian troops reportedly train on Russian equipment. The inventory of the Belarus Armed Forces is comprised mostly of Russian andSoviet-origin equipment, and since 2010 Russia is the leading provider of arms. Belarus's defense industry manufactures some equipment (mostly modernized Soviet designs).

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 7.2 billion $ 0.8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 1.2%

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: 25,000 62,000
Reserve personnel: 46,000 344,750
Available for military: 1,078,181 2,500,000

Active

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

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Tanks: 52 652
Armoured fighting vehicles: 553 1,871
Total artillery: 44 1,041
Self-propelled artillery: 35 440
Rocket artillery: 9 371

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: 104 199
Fighter aircraft: 0 34
Multirole aircraft: 25 4
Attack aircraft: 0 67
Helicopters: 38 68
UCAV (combat drone): 0 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: 41 0
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 4 0
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 6 0

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

Norway

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Belarus

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

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).

Belarus

18-27 years of age for compulsory military or alternative service; conscript service obligation is 12-18 months, depending on academic qualifications, and 24-36 months for alternative service, depending on academic qualifications; 17 year olds are eligible to become cadets at military higher education institutes, where they are classified as military personnel.