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Military power of North Korea and United Kingdom

Country: North Korea United Kingdom
Capital: Pyongyang London
Population: 24 895 000 65 110 000
Area: 120 540 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: <10 warheads 215 warheads
More: North Korea military forces description United Kingdom military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 15 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 190 000 156 940
Reserve personnel: 600 000 75 110
Available for military: 6 515 279 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 6 000 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 4 673
Total artillery: 13 000 532
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 117
Rocket artillery: 5 000 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 906 886
Fighter aircraft: 349 141
Multirole aircraf: 35 89
Attack aircraft: 154 0
Helicopters: 202 386

Navy

Total naval: 525 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 6 13
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 75 11

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.

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.