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Korean Armed forces

Map of South Korea
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Population: 50 617 045
Area: 100 210 km2
Capital: Seoul

Ethnic groups: homogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)

Religions: Christian 31.6% (Protestant 24%, Roman Catholic 7.6%), Buddhist 24.2%, other or unknown 0.9%, none 43.3%

Military branches: (대한민국 국군) Republic of Korea Army, Navy (includes Marine Corps), Air Force.

Military service age and obligation: 20-30 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; minimum conscript service obligation - 21 months (Army, Marines), 23 months (Navy), 24 months (Air Force); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from military service.
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Military budget:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu34,4 billion $

Percent of GDP:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu2,38%


Active personnel:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu630 000

Reserve personnel:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu2 970 000

Available for military:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu13 185 794


Possession of nuclear weapons:
NO

Land Forces

Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled and rocket artillery.
Tanks:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu2 454

Armoured fighting vehicles:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu3 680


Total artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu8 106

Self-propelled artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu1 890

Rocket artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu467


Current equipment main models

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-K2001700
-K21300
BMP-370
-KM900400

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
K551040
K9 Thunder850

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
-K136156
M27090
-MGM-140 ATACMS221
-Hyunmoo-1-2-3-

Air Forces

Total aircraft - number of all military aircrafts and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircrafts. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircrafts.
Total aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu1 485


Fighter aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu151

Multirole aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu265

Attack aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu0

Helicopters:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu725


Current equipment main models

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Northrop F-5151

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Boeing F-15E60
F-4 Phantom II68
F-16117

Attack aircraft

TypeNameNumber
--

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
AH-1 Cobra90
AH-64 Apache-
-MD-500MD282
CH-47 Chinook32
UH-1129
UH-60140
-KAI KUH-1 Surion48
-Sikorsky S-7029

Navy

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.
Total naval:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu104


Aircraft carriers:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu0

Destroyers:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu12

Frigates:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu11

Corvettes:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu19

Submarines:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu15


Current equipment main models

Aircraft carriers

TypeNameNumber
--

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
-Gwanggaeto the Great-class 3
-Chungmugong Yi Sun-shin-class6
Sejong the Great-class3

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
-Ulsan-class frigate8
Incheon-class 3

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
Pohang-class19

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
Chang Bogo-class9
-Son Wonil-class4
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