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Country: Spain (ES) Israel (IL)
Capital: Madrid Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized)
Population: 47,450,795 9,353,610
Area: 505,990 km2 20,770 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 17.2 billion $ 21.7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.2% 5.6%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 133,282 169,500
Reserve personnel: 15,150 465,000
Available for military: 11,759,557 1,797,960

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 327 2,200
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,384 6,766
Total artillery: 245 1,522
Self-propelled artillery: 102 614
Rocket artillery: 0 48

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 532 805
Fighter aircraft: 52 52
Multirole aircraf: 86 370
Attack aircraft: 13 25
Helicopters: 157 177
UCAV (combat drone): 0 15

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Navy

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Total naval: 76 74
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 11 0
Corvettes: 0 3
Submarines: 3 5

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Nuclear weapons

Spain

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Israel

Although not certain, there is a rumour that Israel was the sixth country in the world that managed to research and develop their own nuclear arsenal. However, they did not confirm that fact. Still, a lot of sources claim that they managed to prepare fully working nuclear warheads in 1966. In spite of such early dates, Israel has not joined the NPT. Up to this day, they do not confirm nor deny the possibility of having nuclear arsenal. As a result of that, Israel is said to apply quite effective, yet affordable deterring policy.

According to many organizations, the estimated numbers of nuclear weapons that Israel possesses varies from 80 up to even 200 ready to be launched nuclear weapons. What is more, there are also rumours that Israel managed to prepare special missiles that can be operational from submarines.

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.

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).