United Arab Emirates Armed Forces

The United Arab Emirates Armed Forces (Arabic: القوات المسلحة لدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة, romanized: Al-Quwwāt al-Musallaḥa li-Dawlat al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabīyyah al-Muttaḥidah) are the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates. The armed forces have been deployed in military and humanitarian missions. Owing to their "active and effective military role despite their small personnel", the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces have been nicknamed "Little Sparta" by United States Armed Forces General and former US defense secretary James Mattis.[2]

United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
القوات المسلحة لدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة (Arabic)
Seal of the Armed Forces
Flag of the Armed Forces
Founded1976; 47 years ago (1976)
Service branches UAE Army
UAE Navy
 UAE Air Force
UAE Presidential Guard
WebsiteMinistry of Defence
Commander-in-ChiefMohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Prime Minister &
Minister of Defence
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Chief of StaffLt Gen Issa Al Mazrouei
Vice Chief of StaffMajor General Ahmed Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan
Military age18 years
Active personnel65,000[1]
Reserve personnel130,000
BudgetUS$22.755 billion (2014)
Percent of GDP5.6%
Domestic suppliersEDGE Group PJSC
Related articles
RanksMilitary ranks of United Arab Emirates

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