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The Peninsula Shield Force is the military arm of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Members of PSF: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. As of March 2011, the Peninsula Shield Force was commanded by Saudi Major General Mutlaq bin Salem Al-Azima and has about 40 thousand troops.

Ukraine is a country located in Eastern Europe with an area of 603,500 km2 (land boundries: 5,581 km and costline 2,782 km). The capital of Ukraine is Kiev. The number of inhabitants is 41,487,960.

During the 2008 Bucharest summit, NATO declared that Ukraine would eventually become a member of NATO when it meets the criteria for accession. In February 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The Ukrainian military is equipped mostly with older Russian and Soviet-era weapons systems. Ukraine has a broad defense industry capable of building Soviet-era land systems and maintaining and upgrading Soviet-era combat aircraft, as well as missile and air defense systems.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 99.60001 billion $ 5.4 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0% 3%

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: 671,550 255,000
Reserve personnel: 430,000 1,000,000
Available for military: 11,870,201 11,149,646

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

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Tanks: 1,767 1,462
Armoured fighting vehicles: 16,249 5,739
Total artillery: 3,040 3,636
Self-propelled artillery: 739 899
Rocket artillery: 407 693

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: 2,122 297
Fighter aircraft: 141 57
Multirole aircraft: 255 0
Attack aircraft: 157 27
Helicopters: 793 115
UCAV (combat drone): 6 12

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: 205 53
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 11 1
Corvettes: 21 0
Submarines: 0 0

Total naval

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

Peninsula Shield Force

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Ukraine

Although Ukraine has never produced its own nuclear weapon to this day, we should bear in mind that back in the days, Ukraine possessed approximately 5,000 nuclear weapons. This is all due to the fact that before 1991, Ukraine was a part of the Soviet Union. However, as a consequence of its dissolution, all the countries that were satellites or were forcefully attached to Soviet Union, received number of warheads. They were once the property of the Soviet Union. Nevertheless, after Ukraine became independent, they received everything that was the part of the USSR, even nuclear warheads. As a result of that, Ukraine became the third largest holder of nuclear weapons in the world.

Ukraine decided to get rid of these weapons quite quickly. Three years later, in 1994 that is, they joined Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. In 1996, all the warheads were moved and disassembled in Russia.

Military service

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Ukraine

18-27 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months