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Military power of Germany and South Korea

Country: Germany South Korea
Capital: Berlin Seoul
Population: 82 175 700 51 446 201
Area: 357 168 km2 100 210 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Germany military forces description South Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 41,1 billion $ 36,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,2% 2,7%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 178 334 625 000
Reserve personnel: 40 000 3 100 000
Available for military: 18 529 299 13 185 794

Land Forces

Tanks: 328 2 446×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 357 3 290
Total artillery: 441 5 958
Self-propelled artillery: 149 1 890
Rocket artillery: 50 214

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 776 1 526
Fighter aircraft: 125 151
Multirole aircraf: 93 265
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 380 786

Navy

Total naval: 64 151
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 10 13
Corvettes: 5 16
Submarines: 6 15

Military service

Germany

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.

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.