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Saudi Arabia vs Israel

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Country: Saudi Arabia (SA) Israel (IL)
Capital: Riyadh Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized)
Population: 30 770 375 8 238 300
Area: 2 149 690 km2 20 770 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 63,7 billion $ 17,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 10% 5,8%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 230 000 176 500
Reserve personnel: 325 000 445 000
Available for military: 8 240 714 1 797 960

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1 142 2 200
Armoured fighting vehicles: 9 096 6 766
Total artillery: 757 1 522
Self-propelled artillery: 474 614
Rocket artillery: 122 48

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 855 772
Fighter aircraft: 62 52
Multirole aircraf: 54 352
Attack aircraft: 168 25
Helicopters: 341 177

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Navy

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Total naval: 27 74
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 7 0
Corvettes: 4 3
Submarines: 0 5

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Nuclear weapons

Saudi Arabia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Israel

Although not certain, there is a rumour that Israel was the sixth country in the world that managed to research and develop their own nuclear arsenal. However, they did not confirm that fact. Still, a lot of sources claim that they managed to prepare fully working nuclear warheads in 1966. In spite of such early dates, Israel has not joined the NPT. Up to this day, they do not confirm nor deny the possibility of having nuclear arsenal. As a result of that, Israel is said to apply quite effective, yet affordable deterring policy.

According to many organizations, the estimated numbers of nuclear weapons that Israel possesses varies from 80 up to even 200 ready to be launched nuclear weapons. What is more, there are also rumours that Israel managed to prepare special missiles that can be operational from submarines.

Military service

Saudi Arabia

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

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).