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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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The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union countries that are located in Europe with an area of 4,233,255 km2 The capital of Ukraine is Brussels. The number of inhabitants estimated is about 447 million. Members of EU: Germany, Latvia, France, Lithuania, Estonia, Portugal, Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Sweden, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

The European Union were not devised as a military alliance because most of the members are in the North Atlantic Alliance. Since the withdrawal of the UK, France is the only member recognised as a nuclear weapon state. Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium participate in NATO nuclear sharing.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 17.2 billion $ 212.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.2% 0%

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 1,204,489
Reserve personnel: 15,150 1,997,100
Available for military: 11,759,557 92,594,951

Active

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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 4,303
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,361 29,738
Total artillery: 242 6,041
Self-propelled artillery: 102 1,848
Rocket artillery: 0 667

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 5,415
Fighter aircraft: 68 453
Multirole aircraft: 84 874
Attack aircraft: 13 162
Helicopters: 152 2,454
UCAV (combat drone): 4 36

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 1,306
Aircraftcarriers: 1 7
Destroyers: 0 19
Frigates: 11 69
Corvettes: 0 23
Submarines: 2 48

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.

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Data not available

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.

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