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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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Australia is a country located in Oceania with an area of 7,692,024 km2 (land boundries: 0 km and costline 25,760 km). The capital of Australia is Canberra. The number of inhabitants is 25,807,800.

Australia has been part of the Australia, New Zealand, and US Security (ANZUS) Treaty. In 2021, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States announced an enhanced trilateral security partnership called “AUKUS” which would build on existing bilateral ties. The Australian military's inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced and imported Western weapons systems. USA is the largest supplier of arms. The Australian defense industry produces a variety of land and sea weapons platforms.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 23.7 billion $ 34.4 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.5% 2%

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: 133,282 60,330
Reserve personnel: 15,150 29,740
Available for military: 11,759,557 5,316,464

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

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Tanks: 327 59
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,361 1,796
Total artillery: 242 235
Self-propelled artillery: 102 0
Rocket artillery: 0 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: 570 433
Fighter aircraft: 68 0
Multirole aircraft: 84 133
Attack aircraft: 13 0
Helicopters: 152 130
UCAV (combat drone): 4 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: 60 45
Aircraftcarriers: 1 2
Destroyers: 0 3
Frigates: 11 8
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 2 6

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

Spain

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Australia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

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.

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.