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Military power of North Korea and Germany

Country: North Korea Germany
Capital: Pyongyang Berlin
Population: 24 895 000 82 175 700
Area: 120 540 km2 357 168 km2
Nuclear weapons: <10 warheads 0 warheads
More: North Korea military forces description Germany military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 15 billion $ 41,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 1,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 190 000 178 334
Reserve personnel: 600 000 40 000
Available for military: 6 515 279 18 529 299

Land Forces

Tanks: 6 000 328×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 3 357
Total artillery: 13 000 441
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 149
Rocket artillery: 5 000 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 906 776
Fighter aircraft: 349 125
Multirole aircraf: 35 93
Attack aircraft: 154 0
Helicopters: 202 380

Navy

Total naval: 525 64
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 10
Corvettes: 6 5
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.

Germany

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.