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Military power of Saudi Arabia & United Arab Emirates

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Saudi Arabia vs United Arab Emirates

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Country: Saudi Arabia (SA) United Arab Emirates (AE)
Capital: Riyadh Abu Dhabi
Population: 34,218,169 9,890,400
Area: 2,149,690 km2 83,600 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 57.5 billion $ 22.8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 8.4% 5.7%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 505,000 100,000
Reserve personnel: 325,000 90,000
Available for military: 8,240,714 3,240,000

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1,142 354
Armoured fighting vehicles: 9,096 8,980
Total artillery: 757 398
Self-propelled artillery: 474 183
Rocket artillery: 122 139

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 855 510
Fighter aircraft: 62 0
Multirole aircraf: 54 137
Attack aircraft: 168 0
Helicopters: 341 215
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 27 79
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 7 0
Corvettes: 4 9
Submarines: 0 0

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Nuclear weapons

Saudi Arabia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

United Arab Emirates

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Saudi Arabia

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

United Arab Emirates

18-30 years of age for compulsory military service for men, optional service for women; 17 years of age for male volunteers with parental approval; 2-year general obligation, 9 months for secondary school graduates; women may train for 9 months regardless of education.