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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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Netherlands is a country located in Western Europe with an area of 41,543 km2 (land boundries: 1,053 km and costline 451 km). The capital of Netherlands is Amsterdam. The number of inhabitants is 17,469,635.

The Netherlands is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg signed an agreement to conduct joint air policing of their territories in 2015. They trade responsibility for patrolling the skies over the three countries. The inventory of the Netherlands Armed Forces consists of a mix of domestically-produced and modern European and United States equipment. The Netherlands has an advanced domestic defense industry that focuses on armored vehicles, naval ships, and air defense systems

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 23.7 billion $ 16.6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.5% 1.6%

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 41,199
Reserve personnel: 15,150 6,532
Available for military: 11,759,557 7,728,129

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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 18
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,361 1,116
Total artillery: 242 75
Self-propelled artillery: 102 52
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: 570 183
Fighter aircraft: 68 0
Multirole aircraft: 84 61
Attack aircraft: 13 0
Helicopters: 152 82
UCAV (combat drone): 4 4

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: 60 144
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 11 2
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 2 4

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.

Netherlands

Netherlands participates in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing arrangements and trains for delivering United States nuclear warheads.

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.

Netherlands

17 years of age for an all-volunteer force.