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Saudi Arabia vs Switzerland

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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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Switzerland is a country located in Central Europe with an area of 41,285 km2 (land boundries: 1,770 km and costline 0 km (landlocked)). The capital of Switzerland is Bern. The number of inhabitants is 8,570,146.

Switzerland has long maintained a policy of military neutrality, but does periodically participate in EU, NATO, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Swiss law excludes participation in combat operations for peace enforcement, and Swiss units will only participate in operations under the mandate of the UN or OSCE. The Swiss Armed Forces inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced and imported weapons systems. The United States is the leading supplier of military armaments.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 69 billion $ 5.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 8.3% 0.7%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 816 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 480,000 140,000
Reserve personnel: 325,000 80,000
Available for military: 8,240,714 1,852,580

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

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Tanks: 1,275 224
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6,347 1,808
Total artillery: 2,580 176
Self-propelled artillery: 510 176
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: 1,407 178
Fighter aircraft: 141 27
Multirole aircraft: 72 25
Attack aircraft: 151 0
Helicopters: 491 57
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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 0
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 11 0
Corvettes: 9 0
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.

Switzerland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Saudi Arabia

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

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.