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Military power of North Korea and Vietnam

Country: North Korea Vietnam
Capital: Pyongyang Hanoi
Population: 24 895 000 92 700 000
Area: 120 540 km2 332 698 km2
Nuclear weapons: <10 warheads 0 warheads
More: North Korea military forces description Vietnam military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 15 billion $ 5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 2,4%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 190 000 482 000
Reserve personnel: 600 000 3 000 000
Available for military: 6 515 279 30 000 000

Land Forces

Tanks: 6 000 1 509×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 2 380
Total artillery: 13 000 2 524
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 280
Rocket artillery: 5 000 1 094

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 906 274
Fighter aircraft: 349 37
Multirole aircraf: 35 24
Attack aircraft: 154 36
Helicopters: 202 145

Navy

Total naval: 525 173
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 7
Corvettes: 6 23
Submarines: 75 6

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.

Vietnam

18-25 years of age for male compulsory and voluntary military service; females may volunteer for active duty military service; conscription typically takes place twice annually and service obligation is 18 months (Army, Air Defense), 2 years (Navy and Air Force); 18-45 years of age (male) or 18-40 years of age (female) for Militia Force or Self Defense Force service; males may enroll in military schools at age 17.