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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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Israel is a country located in Middle East with an area of 20,770 km2 (land boundries: 1,068 km and costline 273 km). The capital of Israel is Jerusalem but it is internationally unrecognized. The number of inhabitants is 9,353,610.

Israel has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the US. The majority of the IDF's inventory is comprised of weapons that are domestically-produced or imported from Europe and the United States. Israel has a broad defense industrial base that can develop, produce, support, and sustain a wide variety of weapons systems.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 12 billion $ 24 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 5.2%

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: 23,600 169,500
Reserve personnel: 31,300 465,000
Available for military: 2,065,782 1,797,960

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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 1,650
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,071 6,135
Total artillery: 268 1,000
Self-propelled artillery: 48 650
Rocket artillery: 0 48

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: 207 618
Fighter aircraft: 0 41
Multirole aircraft: 94 230
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 53 128
UCAV (combat drone): 0 15

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 74
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 7 7
Submarines: 5 6

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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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).