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Country: United Kingdom (GB) Jordan (JO)
Capital: London Amman
Population: 65 110 000 9 915 942
Area: 242 495 km2 89 341 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 4,6%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 156 940 110 700
Reserve personnel: 75 110 65 000
Available for military: 14 856 917 3 285 575

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 407 1 321
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 3 149
Total artillery: 532 621
Self-propelled artillery: 117 461
Rocket artillery: 50 88

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 888 260
Fighter aircraft: 141 0
Multirole aircraf: 91 46
Attack aircraft: 0 8
Helicopters: 386 126

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Navy

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Total naval: 76 27
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 6 0
Frigates: 13 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 11 0

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Nuclear weapons

United Kingdom

Third out of fifth nuclear-weapon states that are under the NPT, the treaty of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. The first successful test in the nuclear history of Great Britain occurred in October 1952, three years after Russia’s first successful attempt. “Hurricane”, which was the codename for the test assumed the use of 3 megaton bomb, which was dropped in Australia. The UK itself did not have many tests after that. Comparing to a thousand and hundreds of tests by Americans and Russians, the Brits made only 45 tests of nuclear arsenal.

We should remember about the fact that United Kingdom was in a strict cooperation with United States at the very beginning. It means that we cannot forget about the tremendous help the Americans received from the British government and men of science while developing their first nuclear bomb. Unfortunately, all the data that USA could not be sent back to the UK, since the cooperation has ended prematurely. This was one of the reasons why UK developed their first nuclear weapon so late. At this moment, they possess 215 warheads in total, out of which 120 is deployed and completely operational.

Jordan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.

Jordan

17 years of age for voluntary male military service; initial service term 2 years, with option to reenlist for 18 years; conscription at age 18 suspended in 1999; women are not conscripted, but can volunteer to serve in noncombat military positions in the Royal Jordanian Arab Army Women's Corps and RJAF.