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Sweden is a country located in Northern Europe with an area of 450,295 km2 (land boundries: 2,211 km and costline 3,218 km). The capital of Sweden is Stockholm. The number of inhabitants is 10,385,347.

The Swedish military cooperates closely with the military forces of other Nordic countries through the Nordic Defense Cooperation (NORDEFCO), which consists olso of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway. Sweden is a signatory of the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy and contributes to CSDP missions and operations. In 2022 Sweden applied for NATO membership and was formally invited to join the alliance at the NATO Summit in Madrid. The inventory of the SAF is comprised of domestically-produced and imported Western weapons systems. The United States is the leading supplier of military hardware.

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Greece is a country located in Southern Europe with an area of 131,990 km2 (land boundries: 1,110 km and costline 13,676 km). The capital of Greece is Athens. The number of inhabitants is 10,718,565.

Greece joined NATO in 1952. The inventory of the Hellenic Armed Forces consists mostly of a mix of imported weapons from Europe and the USA. Germany is the leading supplier of weapons systems. Greece entered into a security agreement with France in 2021 that included the sale of frigates and fighter aircraft to augment its aging weapons systems. Greece's defense industry also is capable of producing a range of military hardware

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 12 billion $ 9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 3.7%

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: 23,600 107,600
Reserve personnel: 31,300 221,600
Available for military: 2,065,782 2,535,174

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

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Tanks: 121 1,365
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,071 4,126
Total artillery: 268 1,469
Self-propelled artillery: 48 588
Rocket artillery: 0 152

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: 207 855
Fighter aircraft: 0 35
Multirole aircraft: 94 202
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 53 427
UCAV (combat drone): 0 3

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: 186 236
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 13
Corvettes: 7 0
Submarines: 5 11

Total naval

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

Sweden

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Greece

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Sweden

18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47.

Greece

19-45 years of age for compulsory military service; during wartime the law allows for recruitment beginning January of the year of inductee's 18th birthday, thus including 17 year olds; 18 years of age for volunteers; conscript service obligation is 1 year for the Army and 9 months for the Air Force and Navy; women are eligible for voluntary military service.