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Military power of North Korea and USA

Country: North Korea USA
Capital: Pyongyang Washington
Population: 24 895 000 324 527 000
Area: 120 540 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: <10 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: North Korea military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 15 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 190 000 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 600 000 811 000
Available for military: 6 515 279 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 6 000 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 46 000
Total artillery: 13 000 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 950
Rocket artillery: 5 000 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 906 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 349 388
Multirole aircraf: 35 2 062
Attack aircraft: 154 470
Helicopters: 202 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 525 436
Aircraftcarriers: 0 20
Destroyers: 0 85
Frigates: 6 0
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 75 70

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.

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.