We use cookies to personalise content and ads. You can change your cookie settings at any time. More info

Compare armed forces

Military power of Australia and South Korea

Country: Australia South Korea
Capital: Canberra Seoul
Population: 24 399 300 51 446 201
Area: 7 692 024 km2 100 210 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Australia military forces description South Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 25 billion $ 36,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,88% 2,7%
Show/hide all charts

Manpower

Active personnel: 58 061 625 000
Reserve personnel: 19 338 3 100 000
Available for military: 5 316 464 13 185 794

Land Forces

Tanks: 59 2 446×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 580 3 290
Total artillery: 235 5 958
Self-propelled artillery: 0 1 890
Rocket artillery: 0 214

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 450 1 526
Fighter aircraft: 0 151
Multirole aircraf: 97 265
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 187 786

Navy

Total naval: 49 151
Aircraftcarriers: 2 1
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 11 13
Corvettes: 0 16
Submarines: 6 15

Military service

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.

South Korea

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.