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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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Saudi Arabia is a country located in Middle East with an area of 2,149,690 km2 (land boundries: 4,272 km and costline 2,640 km). The capital of Saudi Arabia is Riyadh. The number of inhabitants is 34,218,169.

Saudi-led coalition of Arab states invaded Yemen in 2015. The inventory of the Saudi military forces, including the SANG, includes a mix of mostly modern weapons systems from the US and Europe. The United States is the leading supplier of armaments. In 2021 Saudi Arabia was the world's largest arms importer.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 12 billion $ 75 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 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: 23,600 480,000
Reserve personnel: 31,300 325,000
Available for military: 2,065,782 8,240,714

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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 1,275
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,071 6,347
Total artillery: 268 2,580
Self-propelled artillery: 48 510
Rocket artillery: 0 252

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 1,407
Fighter aircraft: 0 141
Multirole aircraft: 94 72
Attack aircraft: 0 151
Helicopters: 53 491
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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 34
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 11
Corvettes: 7 9
Submarines: 5 0

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.

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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.

Saudi Arabia

17 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; no conscription.