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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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Brazil is a country located in Eastern South America with an area of 8,515,767 km2 (land boundries: 16,145 km and costline 7,491 km). The capital of Brazil is Brasília. The number of inhabitants is 210,147,125.

Brazil has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the United States. MNNA status provides military and economic privileges, but it does not entail any security obligations. The Brazilian military's inventory consists of a mix of domestically-produced and imported weapons, largely from Europe and the US. Brazil's defense industry is capable of designing and manufacturing equipment for all three military services

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 17.2 billion $ 26.9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.2% 1.5%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 133,282 334,500
Reserve personnel: 15,150 1,340,000
Available for military: 11,759,557 53,350,703

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 327 469
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,361 1,696
Total artillery: 242 760
Self-propelled artillery: 102 136
Rocket artillery: 0 78

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: 570 473
Fighter aircraft: 68 45
Multirole aircraft: 84 3
Attack aircraft: 13 77
Helicopters: 152 182
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: 60 216
Aircraftcarriers: 1 1
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 11 6
Corvettes: 0 2
Submarines: 2 7

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.

Brazil

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.

Brazil

18-45 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 10-12 months; 17-45 years of age for voluntary service; an increasing percentage of the ranks are "long-service" volunteer professionals; women were allowed to serve in the armed forces beginning in early 1980s when the Brazilian Army became the first army in South America to accept women into career ranks; women serve in Navy and Air Force only in Women's Reserve Corps.