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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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Spain is a country located in Southwestern Europe with an area of 505,990 km2 (land boundries: 1,952.7 km and costline 4,964 km). The capital of Spain is Madrid. The number of inhabitants is 47,450,795.

Spain joined NATO in 1982. The inventory of the Spanish military is comprised of domestically-produced and imported Western weapons systems. Spain's defense industry manufactures land, air, and sea weapons systems and is integrated within the European defense-industrial sector.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 75 billion $ 23.7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 7% 1.5%

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: 480,000 133,282
Reserve personnel: 325,000 15,150
Available for military: 8,240,714 11,759,557

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1,275 327
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6,347 2,361
Total artillery: 2,580 242
Self-propelled artillery: 510 102
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: 1,407 570
Fighter aircraft: 141 68
Multirole aircraft: 72 84
Attack aircraft: 151 13
Helicopters: 491 152
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 60
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 11 11
Corvettes: 9 0
Submarines: 0 2

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.

Spain

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Saudi Arabia

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

Spain

18-26 years of age for voluntary military service by a Spanish citizen or legal immigrant, 2-3 year obligation; women allowed to serve in all SAF branches, including combat units; no conscription, but Spanish Government retains right to mobilize citizens 19-25 years of age in a national emergency; mandatory retirement of non-NCO enlisted personnel at age 45 or 58, depending on service length.