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Military power of China and Malaysia

Country: China Malaysia
Capital: Beijing Kuala Lumpur
Population: 1 373 541 278 30 894 900
Area: 9 596 961 km2 330 803 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 0 warheads
More: China military forces description Malaysia military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 215 billion $ 3,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 1,16%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 300 000 110 000
Reserve personnel: 510 000 296 300
Available for military: 385 821 101 14 817 517

Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 74×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 1 261
Total artillery: 9 726 301
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 30
Rocket artillery: 1 770 54

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 274
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 48
Multirole aircraf: 567 45
Attack aircraft: 300 0
Helicopters: 1 627 72

Navy

Total naval: 749 63
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 32 0
Frigates: 51 2
Corvettes: 32 6
Submarines: 73 2

Military service

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.

Malaysia

17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service (younger with parental consent and proof of age); mandatory retirement age 60; women serve in the Malaysian Armed Forces; no conscription.