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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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The Nordic Defence Cooperation (Nordefco) is a collaboration among the Nordic countries in the area of defense. Its five members are Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The organization was established on November 4, 2009 in Helsinki. The leadership of the organization is rotational.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 7.2 billion $ 20.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 0%

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 76,500
Reserve personnel: 46,000 980,500
Available for military: 1,078,181 4,299,331

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

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Tanks: 52 412
Armoured fighting vehicles: 553 4,644
Total artillery: 44 1,133
Self-propelled artillery: 35 180
Rocket artillery: 9 71

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: 104 469
Fighter aircraft: 0 0
Multirole aircraft: 25 174
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 38 118
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: 41 397
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 4 4
Corvettes: 6 15
Submarines: 6 11

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.

Nordic Defence Cooperation

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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).

Nordic Defence Cooperation

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