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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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The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union countries that are located in Europe with an area of 4,233,255 km2 The capital of Ukraine is Brussels. The number of inhabitants estimated is about 447 million. Members of EU: Germany, Latvia, France, Lithuania, Estonia, Portugal, Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Sweden, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

The European Union were not devised as a military alliance because most of the members are in the North Atlantic Alliance. Since the withdrawal of the UK, France is the only member recognised as a nuclear weapon state. Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium participate in NATO nuclear sharing.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 75 billion $ 295.8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 7% 0%

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: 480,000 1,277,969
Reserve personnel: 325,000 1,687,132
Available for military: 8,240,714 92,594,951

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: 1,275 4,244
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6,347 29,371
Total artillery: 2,580 6,071
Self-propelled artillery: 510 1,869
Rocket artillery: 252 676

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: 1,407 5,460
Fighter aircraft: 141 445
Multirole aircraft: 72 885
Attack aircraft: 151 162
Helicopters: 491 2,398
UCAV (combat drone): 0 64

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 13,175 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 34 1,306
Aircraftcarriers: 0 7
Destroyers: 0 19
Frigates: 11 68
Corvettes: 9 23
Submarines: 0 48

Total naval

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

Saudi Arabia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

European Union EU

Data not available

Military service

Saudi Arabia

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

European Union EU

Data not available