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Military power of Italy and South Korea

Country: Italy South Korea
Capital: Rome Seoul
Population: 60 795 612 51 446 201
Area: 301 338 km2 100 210 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 37,7 billion $ 36,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,27% 2,7%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 175 900 625 000
Reserve personnel: 41 867 3 100 000
Available for military: 13 865 688 13 185 794

Land Forces

Tanks: 200 2 446×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 7 361 3 290
Total artillery: 407 5 958
Self-propelled artillery: 164 1 890
Rocket artillery: 21 214

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 954 1 526
Fighter aircraft: 80 151
Multirole aircraf: 86 265
Attack aircraft: 71 0
Helicopters: 487 786

Navy

Total naval: 148 151
Aircraftcarriers: 2 1
Destroyers: 4 12
Frigates: 14 13
Corvettes: 5 16
Submarines: 8 15

Military service

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.

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.