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Military power of China and Philippines

Country: China Philippines
Capital: Beijing Manila
Population: 1 373 541 278 102 984 100
Area: 9 596 961 km2 300 000 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 0 warheads
More: China military forces description Philippines military forces description

Military expenditures

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

Active personnel: 2 300 000 125 000
Reserve personnel: 510 000 131 000
Available for military: 385 821 101 25 614 135

Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 0×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 672
Total artillery: 9 726 323
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 0
Rocket artillery: 1 770 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 221
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 2
Multirole aircraf: 567 0
Attack aircraft: 300 23
Helicopters: 1 627 124

Navy

Total naval: 749 132
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 32 0
Frigates: 51 4
Corvettes: 32 12
Submarines: 73 0

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.

Philippines

17-23 years of age (officers 20-24) for voluntary military service; no conscription; applicants must be single male or female Philippine citizens with either 72 college credit hours (enlisted) or a baccalaureate degree (officers).