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Military power of North Korea and Russia

Country: North Korea Russia
Capital: Pyongyang Moscow
Population: 24 895 000 144 554 993
Area: 120 540 km2 17 098 242 km2
Nuclear weapons: <10 warheads 7 500 warheads
More: North Korea military forces description Russia military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 15 billion $ 69,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 5,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 190 000 771 000
Reserve personnel: 600 000 2 000 000
Available for military: 6 515 279 34 765 736

Land Forces

Tanks: 6 000 20 050×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 30 201
Total artillery: 13 000 14 533
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 5 943
Rocket artillery: 5 000 4 020

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 906 4 042
Fighter aircraft: 349 629
Multirole aircraf: 35 428
Attack aircraft: 154 752
Helicopters: 202 1 360

Navy

Total naval: 525 313
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 19
Frigates: 6 6
Corvettes: 6 83
Submarines: 75 61

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.

Russia

18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; 1-year service obligation (conscripts can only be sent to combat zones after 6 months of training); reserve obligation for non-officers to age 50; enrollment in military schools from the age of 16, cadets classified as members of the armed forces.