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Military power of China and Vietnam

Country: China Vietnam
Capital: Beijing Hanoi
Population: 1 373 541 278 92 700 000
Area: 9 596 961 km2 332 698 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 0 warheads
More: China military forces description Vietnam military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 215 billion $ 5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 2,4%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 300 000 482 000
Reserve personnel: 510 000 3 000 000
Available for military: 385 821 101 30 000 000

Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 1 509×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 2 380
Total artillery: 9 726 2 524
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 280
Rocket artillery: 1 770 1 094

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 274
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 37
Multirole aircraf: 567 24
Attack aircraft: 300 36
Helicopters: 1 627 145

Navy

Total naval: 749 173
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 32 0
Frigates: 51 7
Corvettes: 32 23
Submarines: 73 6

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.

Vietnam

18-25 years of age for male compulsory and voluntary military service; females may volunteer for active duty military service; conscription typically takes place twice annually and service obligation is 18 months (Army, Air Defense), 2 years (Navy and Air Force); 18-45 years of age (male) or 18-40 years of age (female) for Militia Force or Self Defense Force service; males may enroll in military schools at age 17.