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Military power of North Korea and Saudi Arabia

Country: North Korea Saudi Arabia
Capital: Pyongyang Riyadh
Population: 24 895 000 30 770 375
Area: 120 540 km2 2 149 690 km2
Nuclear weapons: <10 warheads 0 warheads
More: North Korea military forces description Saudi Arabia military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 15 billion $ 63,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 10%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 190 000 230 000
Reserve personnel: 600 000 325 000
Available for military: 6 515 279 8 240 714

Land Forces

Tanks: 6 000 1 142×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 9 096
Total artillery: 13 000 757
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 474
Rocket artillery: 5 000 122

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 906 862
Fighter aircraft: 349 86
Multirole aircraf: 35 54
Attack aircraft: 154 148
Helicopters: 202 344

Navy

Total naval: 525 27
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 7
Corvettes: 6 4
Submarines: 75 0

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.

Saudi Arabia

17 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; no conscription.