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Military power of Malaysia and China

Country: Malaysia China
Capital: Kuala Lumpur Beijing
Population: 30 894 900 1 373 541 278
Area: 330 803 km2 9 596 961 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 260 warheads
More: Malaysia military forces description China military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 3,6 billion $ 215 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,16% 1,9%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 110 000 2 300 000
Reserve personnel: 296 300 510 000
Available for military: 14 817 517 385 821 101

Land Forces

Tanks: 74 9 150×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 261 4 788
Total artillery: 301 9 726
Self-propelled artillery: 30 1 710
Rocket artillery: 54 1 770

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 274 3 729
Fighter aircraft: 48 1 199
Multirole aircraf: 45 567
Attack aircraft: 0 300
Helicopters: 72 1 627

Navy

Total naval: 63 749
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 32
Frigates: 2 51
Corvettes: 6 32
Submarines: 2 73

Military service

Malaysia

17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service (younger with parental consent and proof of age); mandatory retirement age 60; women serve in the Malaysian Armed Forces; no conscription.

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.