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Military power of Japan and Vietnam

Country: Japan Vietnam
Capital: Tokyo Hanoi
Population: 126 880 000 92 700 000
Area: 377 944 km2 332 698 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Japan military forces description Vietnam military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 46,1 billion $ 5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 2,4%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 247 150 482 000
Reserve personnel: 56 100 3 000 000
Available for military: 27 301 443 30 000 000

Land Forces

Tanks: 686 1 509×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 905 2 380
Total artillery: 1 179 2 524
Self-propelled artillery: 226 280
Rocket artillery: 99 1 094

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 654 274
Fighter aircraft: 154 37
Multirole aircraf: 134 24
Attack aircraft: 0 36
Helicopters: 719 145

Navy

Total naval: 129 173
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 38 0
Frigates: 0 7
Corvettes: 6 23
Submarines: 17 6

Military service

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.

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.