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USA is a country located in North America with an area of 9,857,306 km2 (land boundries: 12,002 km and costline 19,924 km). The capital of USA is Washington. The number of inhabitants is 331,449,281.

The United States is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty in 1949. The US military's inventory is comprised almost entirely of domestically-produced weapons systems defense industry is capable of designing, developing, maintaining, and producing the full spectrum of weapons systems. The United States is the world's leading arms exporter.

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Qatar is a country located in Middle East with an area of 11,586 km2 (land boundries: 87 km and costline 563 km). The capital of Qatar is Doha. The number of inhabitants is 2,795,484.

The Qatari military's inventory includes a broad mix of older and modern weapons systems, mostly from the United States and Europe. In the 2010s, Qatar embarked on an extensive military expansion and modernization program with large air, ground, and naval equipment purchases.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 916 billion $ 6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3.4% 3.6%

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: 1,358,500 66,550
Reserve personnel: 799,500 15,000
Available for military: 73,270,043 389,487

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

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Tanks: 6,612 138
Armoured fighting vehicles: 41,237 922
Total artillery: 4,243 62
Self-propelled artillery: 1,498 46
Rocket artillery: 1,366 16

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: 12,930 205
Fighter aircraft: 461 0
Multirole aircraft: 2,417 46
Attack aircraft: 566 6
Helicopters: 4,741 87
UCAV (combat drone): 334 6

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: 460 92
Aircraftcarriers: 20 0
Destroyers: 94 0
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 22 3
Submarines: 69 0

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

USA

The first country to develop and to military use nuclear warheads in the world. Everything started from the Manhattan project, a research that had one particular goal in focus – to develop and produce the first nuclear weapon. Americans were the first to wield such powerful weapon. Everything started in 1941, which is date of the beginning of Manhattan project. Since the end of the Second World War, United States became the leading country when it comes to possessing nuclear warheads and it lasted approximately to 1980s. We should also bear in mind that United States are also the only nation that ever used nuclear weapon in military conflict.

In 1960, the amount of warheads stored by Americans exceeded 30,000. However, it is worth to note that throughout the entire period of the so-called Cold War, USA managed to build approximately 70,000 nuclear warheads, what is more than all other countries with access to nuclear weapons combined. From the first test that happened in 1945 to this day, the USA conducted 1054 tests of atomic bombs. Still, as a result of introduced restrictions on the amount of warheads one state can possess, the current number has dropped to 6500 warheads. Noteworthy is also the fact that out of this number, United States deployed only 1600.

Qatar

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.

Qatar

Conscription for males aged 18-35; 4-month general obligation, 3 months for graduates.