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Qatar is a country located in Middle East with an area of 11,586 km2 (land boundries: 87 km and costline 563 km). The capital of Qatar is Doha. The number of inhabitants is 2,795,484.

The Qatari military's inventory includes a broad mix of older and modern weapons systems, mostly from the United States and Europe. In the 2010s, Qatar embarked on an extensive military expansion and modernization program with large air, ground, and naval equipment purchases.

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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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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 19.3 billion $ 7.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.5% 2%

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: 66,550 25,000
Reserve personnel: 15,000 46,000
Available for military: 389,487 1,078,181

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

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Tanks: 138 52
Armoured fighting vehicles: 922 553
Total artillery: 62 44
Self-propelled artillery: 46 35
Rocket artillery: 16 9

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: 205 104
Fighter aircraft: 0 0
Multirole aircraft: 46 25
Attack aircraft: 6 0
Helicopters: 87 38
UCAV (combat drone): 6 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: 92 41
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 4
Corvettes: 3 6
Submarines: 0 6

Total naval

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

Qatar

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Norway

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Qatar

Conscription for males aged 18-35; 4-month general obligation, 3 months for graduates.

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).