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Military power of North Korea and Brazil

Country: North Korea Brazil
Capital: Pyongyang Brasília
Population: 24 895 000 204 451 000
Area: 120 540 km2 8 515 767 km2
Nuclear weapons: <10 warheads 0 warheads
More: North Korea military forces description Brazil military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 15 billion $ 22,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 1,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 190 000 318 480
Reserve personnel: 600 000 1 340 000
Available for military: 6 515 279 53 350 703

Land Forces

Tanks: 6 000 469×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 1 769
Total artillery: 13 000 1 112
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 184
Rocket artillery: 5 000 198

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 906 761
Fighter aircraft: 349 45
Multirole aircraf: 35 0
Attack aircraft: 154 78
Helicopters: 202 263

Navy

Total naval: 525 111
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 9
Corvettes: 6 5
Submarines: 75 5

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.

Brazil

18-45 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 10-12 months; 17-45 years of age for voluntary service; an increasing percentage of the ranks are "long-service" volunteer professionals; women were allowed to serve in the armed forces beginning in early 1980s when the Brazilian Army became the first army in South America to accept women into career ranks; women serve in Navy and Air Force only in Women's Reserve Corps.