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Military power of North Korea and Australia

Country: North Korea Australia
Capital: Pyongyang Canberra
Population: 24 895 000 24 399 300
Area: 120 540 km2 7 692 024 km2
Nuclear weapons: <10 warheads 0 warheads
More: North Korea military forces description Australia military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 15 billion $ 25 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 1,88%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 190 000 58 061
Reserve personnel: 600 000 19 338
Available for military: 6 515 279 5 316 464

Land Forces

Tanks: 6 000 59×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 2 580
Total artillery: 13 000 235
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 0
Rocket artillery: 5 000 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 906 450
Fighter aircraft: 349 0
Multirole aircraf: 35 97
Attack aircraft: 154 0
Helicopters: 202 187

Navy

Total naval: 525 49
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 11
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 75 6

Military service

North Korea

18 is presumed to be the legal minimum age for compulsory military service; 16-17 is the presumed legal minimum age for voluntary service.

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.