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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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Netherlands is a country located in Western Europe with an area of 41,543 km2 (land boundries: 1,053 km and costline 451 km). The capital of Netherlands is Amsterdam. The number of inhabitants is 17,469,635.

The Netherlands is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg signed an agreement to conduct joint air policing of their territories in 2015. They trade responsibility for patrolling the skies over the three countries. The inventory of the Netherlands Armed Forces consists of a mix of domestically-produced and modern European and United States equipment. The Netherlands has an advanced domestic defense industry that focuses on armored vehicles, naval ships, and air defense systems

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 75 billion $ 16.6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 7% 1.6%

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 41,199
Reserve personnel: 325,000 6,532
Available for military: 8,240,714 7,728,129

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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 18
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6,347 1,116
Total artillery: 2,580 75
Self-propelled artillery: 510 52
Rocket artillery: 252 0

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: 1,407 183
Fighter aircraft: 141 0
Multirole aircraft: 72 61
Attack aircraft: 151 0
Helicopters: 491 82
UCAV (combat drone): 0 4

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: 34 144
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 11 2
Corvettes: 9 0
Submarines: 0 4

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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.

Netherlands

Netherlands participates in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing arrangements and trains for delivering United States nuclear warheads.

Military service

Saudi Arabia

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

Netherlands

17 years of age for an all-volunteer force.