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Norway vs Saudi Arabia

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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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Saudi Arabia is a country located in Middle East with an area of 2,149,690 km2 (land boundries: 4,272 km and costline 2,640 km). The capital of Saudi Arabia is Riyadh. The number of inhabitants is 34,218,169.

Saudi-led coalition of Arab states invaded Yemen in 2015. The inventory of the Saudi military forces, including the SANG, includes a mix of mostly modern weapons systems from the US and Europe. The United States is the leading supplier of armaments. In 2021 Saudi Arabia was the world's largest arms importer.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 7.3 billion $ 75 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 7%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 916 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 23,250 480,000
Reserve personnel: 40,000 325,000
Available for military: 1,078,181 8,240,714

Active

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 52 1,275
Armoured fighting vehicles: 553 6,347
Total artillery: 44 2,580
Self-propelled artillery: 35 510
Rocket artillery: 9 252

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 1,407
Fighter aircraft: 0 141
Multirole aircraft: 25 72
Attack aircraft: 0 151
Helicopters: 38 491
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 34
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 4 11
Corvettes: 6 9
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.

Saudi Arabia

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).

Saudi Arabia

17 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; no conscription.