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Military power of Pakistan & Jordan

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Pakistan vs Jordan

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Country: Pakistan (PK) Jordan (JO)
Capital: Islamabad Amman
Population: 199 085 847 9 915 942
Area: 796 095 km2 89 341 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 10,8 billion $ 2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,9% 4,6%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 653 800 110 700
Reserve personnel: 513 000 65 000
Available for military: 48 453 305 3 285 575

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 735 1 321
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 066 3 149
Total artillery: 3 745 621
Self-propelled artillery: 325 461
Rocket artillery: 134 88

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1 143 260
Fighter aircraft: 186 0
Multirole aircraf: 225 46
Attack aircraft: 90 8
Helicopters: 323 126

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Navy

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Total naval: 231 27
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 9 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 5 0

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Nuclear weapons

Pakistan

Pakistan is one of several nations that are not the part of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Yet, the Pakistani government managed to acquire nuclear warheads, or at least it is believed so. The entire pursuit for nuclear power began at the beginning of 1970s. It was back then, when Western Powers heard about Pakistan efforts of developing nuclear weapons. At the beginning the government established first nuclear power plant. It was located near Karachi. Noteworthy is the fact that it was possible due to the help of Western nations, which provided Pakistan with necessary equipment and materials. Later on, the president of Pakistan said that the main goal of Pakistan is to construct nuclear weapons. It was a response to India’s claim that they are capable of building nuclear weapons.

Although throughout the 1970s and at the beginning of 1980s there were little facts regarding Pakistan’ nuclear capabilities, there were rumours that from the mid-1980s, Pakistan already had a few warheads. However, it was only in 1998 that Pakistan decided to conduct their first nuclear tests. There were 6 tests and they were the response to 5 tests that India conducted several weeks before Pakistan.

Jordan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Pakistan

16-23 years of age for voluntary military service; soldiers cannot be deployed for combat until age 18; the Pakistani Air Force and Pakistani Navy have inducted their first female pilots and sailors; the Pakistan Air Force recruits aviation technicians at age 15; service obligation (Navy) 10-18 years; retirement required after 18-30 years service or age 40-52.

Jordan

17 years of age for voluntary male military service; initial service term 2 years, with option to reenlist for 18 years; conscription at age 18 suspended in 1999; women are not conscripted, but can volunteer to serve in noncombat military positions in the Royal Jordanian Arab Army Women's Corps and RJAF.