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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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Iraq is a country located in Middle East with an area of 437,072 km2 (land boundries: 3,809 km and costline 58 km). The capital of Iraq is Baghdad. The number of inhabitants is 38,433,600.

The Iraqi military inventory is comprised of a mix of equipment from a wide variety of sources, including Europe, South Africa, South Korea, Russia, and the US. Russia and the USA are the leading suppliers of military hardware to Iraq.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 57.5 billion $ 7.6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 8.4% 3.5%

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: 505,000 650,000
Reserve personnel: 325,000 553,000
Available for military: 8,240,714 11,700,000

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

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Tanks: 1,275 848
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6,347 5,284
Total artillery: 2,580 1,969
Self-propelled artillery: 510 283
Rocket artillery: 252 424

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: 1,407 379
Fighter aircraft: 141 0
Multirole aircraft: 72 26
Attack aircraft: 151 32
Helicopters: 491 203
UCAV (combat drone): 0 14

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: 34 68
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 11 0
Corvettes: 9 2
Submarines: 0 0

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.

Iraq

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Saudi Arabia

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

Iraq

18-49 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription.