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Country: Sweden (SE) Israel (IL)
Capital: Stockholm Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized)
Population: 9 851 017 8 238 300
Area: 450 295 km2 20 770 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 5,77 billion $ 17,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,24% 5,8%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 30 000 176 500
Reserve personnel: 34 500 445 000
Available for military: 2 065 782 1 797 960

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 120 2 200
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 719 6 766
Total artillery: 268 1 522
Self-propelled artillery: 48 614
Rocket artillery: 0 48

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 240 772
Fighter aircraft: 0 52
Multirole aircraf: 98 352
Attack aircraft: 0 25
Helicopters: 53 177

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Navy

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Total naval: 213 74
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 9 3
Submarines: 5 5

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Nuclear weapons

Sweden

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

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.

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).