We use cookies to personalise content and ads. You can change your cookie settings at any time. More info

Compare armed forces

Military power of Israel and South Korea

Country: Israel South Korea
Capital: Jerusalem Seoul
Population: 8 238 300 51 446 201
Area: 20 770 km2 100 210 km2
Nuclear weapons: 200 warheads 0 warheads
More: Israel military forces description South Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 17,8 billion $ 36,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,8% 2,7%
Show/hide all charts

Manpower

Active personnel: 176 500 625 000
Reserve personnel: 445 000 3 100 000
Available for military: 1 797 960 13 185 794

Land Forces

Tanks: 4 170 2 446×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 766 3 290
Total artillery: 1 522 5 958
Self-propelled artillery: 614 1 890
Rocket artillery: 48 214

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 789 1 526
Fighter aircraft: 52 151
Multirole aircraf: 343 265
Attack aircraft: 25 0
Helicopters: 203 786

Navy

Total naval: 74 151
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 0 13
Corvettes: 3 16
Submarines: 5 15

Military service

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).

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.