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Military power of North Korea and Norway

Country: North Korea Norway
Capital: Pyongyang Oslo
Population: 24 895 000 5 213 985
Area: 120 540 km2 323 802 km2
Nuclear weapons: <10 warheads 0 warheads
More: North Korea military forces description Norway military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 15 billion $ 7,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 1,4%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 190 000 25 000
Reserve personnel: 600 000 46 000
Available for military: 6 515 279 1 078 181

Land Forces

Tanks: 6 000 52×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 514
Total artillery: 13 000 38
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 26
Rocket artillery: 5 000 12

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 906 122
Fighter aircraft: 349 0
Multirole aircraf: 35 50
Attack aircraft: 154 0
Helicopters: 202 34

Navy

Total naval: 525 45
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 5
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.

Norway

18-44 years of age for male compulsory military service (55 years of age if you are an officer); 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women. 19-month service with 12-month service obligation. Around 50% of conscripts are enrolled in the Home Guard, for a 7-month period (spread out over many years).