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Military power of North Korea and Syria

Country: North Korea Syria
Capital: Pyongyang Damascus
Population: 24 895 000 17 064 854
Area: 120 540 km2 185 180 km2
Nuclear weapons: <10 warheads 0 warheads
More: North Korea military forces description Syria military forces description

Military expenditures

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

Active personnel: 1 190 000 178 000
Reserve personnel: 600 000 0
Available for military: 6 515 279 11 550 000

Land Forces

Tanks: 6 000 4 600×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 4 000
Total artillery: 13 000 3 200
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 460
Rocket artillery: 5 000 582

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 906 706
Fighter aircraft: 349 278
Multirole aircraf: 35 40
Attack aircraft: 154 120
Helicopters: 202 163

Navy

Total naval: 525 64
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 2
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 75 2

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.

Syria

18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months; women are not conscripted but may volunteer to serve; re-enlistment obligation 5 years, with retirement after 15 years or age 40 or 20 years or age 45.