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Military power of Greece and South Korea

Country: Greece South Korea
Capital: Athens Seoul
Population: 10 846 979 51 446 201
Area: 131 990 km2 100 210 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 7 billion $ 36,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 2,7%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 143 000 625 000
Reserve personnel: 216 000 3 100 000
Available for military: 2 535 174 13 185 794

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 345 2 446×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 400 3 290
Total artillery: 1 150 5 958
Self-propelled artillery: 535 1 890
Rocket artillery: 152 214

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 613 1 526
Fighter aircraft: 41 151
Multirole aircraf: 198 265
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 220 786

Navy

Total naval: 99 151
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 13 13
Corvettes: 0 16
Submarines: 11 15

Military service

Greece

19-45 years of age for compulsory military service; during wartime the law allows for recruitment beginning January of the year of inductee's 18th birthday, thus including 17 year olds; 18 years of age for volunteers; conscript service obligation is 1 year for the Army and 9 months for the Air Force and Navy; women are eligible for voluntary military service.

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.