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Norway vs Finland

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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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Finland is a country located in Northern Europe with an area of 338,424 km2 (land boundries: 2,563 km and costline 1,250 km). The capital of Finland is Helsinki. The number of inhabitants is 5,536,146.

Finland was not a member of NATO, but Finland and NATO actively cooperated in peace-support operations, exercised together, and exchanged analysis and information. Finland is a signatory of the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP). On 5 July 2022, NATO signed the accession protocol for Finland to join the alliance. The inventory of the Finnish Defense Forces consists of a wide mix of mostly modern US, European, and domestically-produced weapons systems.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 7.2 billion $ 5.8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 2.15%

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 21,500
Reserve personnel: 46,000 900,000
Available for military: 1,078,181 1,155,368

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: 52 239
Armoured fighting vehicles: 553 2,020
Total artillery: 44 821
Self-propelled artillery: 35 97
Rocket artillery: 9 62

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: 104 158
Fighter aircraft: 0 0
Multirole aircraft: 25 55
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 38 27
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: 41 170
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 4 0
Corvettes: 6 2
Submarines: 6 0

Total naval

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

Norway

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Finland

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).

Finland

18 years of age for male voluntary and compulsory - and female voluntary - national military and nonmilitary service; service obligation 6-12 months; military obligation to age 60