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Military power of Norway and South Korea

Country: Norway South Korea
Capital: Oslo Seoul
Population: 5 213 985 51 446 201
Area: 323 802 km2 100 210 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Norway military forces description South Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 7,2 billion $ 36,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,4% 2,7%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 25 000 625 000
Reserve personnel: 46 000 3 100 000
Available for military: 1 078 181 13 185 794

Land Forces

Tanks: 52 2 446×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 514 3 290
Total artillery: 38 5 958
Self-propelled artillery: 26 1 890
Rocket artillery: 12 214

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 122 1 526
Fighter aircraft: 0 151
Multirole aircraf: 50 265
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 34 786

Navy

Total naval: 45 151
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 5 13
Corvettes: 0 16
Submarines: 6 15

Military service

Norway

18-44 years of age for male compulsory military service (55 years of age if you are an officer); 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women. 19-month service with 12-month service obligation. Around 50% of conscripts are enrolled in the Home Guard, for a 7-month period (spread out over many years).

South Korea

20-30 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; minimum conscript service obligation - 21 months (Army, Marines), 23 months (Navy), 24 months (Air Force); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from military service.