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Military power of Philippines and China

Country: Philippines China
Capital: Manila Beijing
Population: 102 984 100 1 373 541 278
Area: 300 000 km2 9 596 961 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 260 warheads
More: Philippines military forces description China military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 3 billion $ 215 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,3% 1,9%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 125 000 2 300 000
Reserve personnel: 131 000 510 000
Available for military: 25 614 135 385 821 101

Land Forces

Tanks: 0 9 150×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 672 4 788
Total artillery: 323 9 726
Self-propelled artillery: 0 1 710
Rocket artillery: 0 1 770

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 221 3 729
Fighter aircraft: 2 1 199
Multirole aircraf: 0 567
Attack aircraft: 23 300
Helicopters: 124 1 627

Navy

Total naval: 132 749
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 32
Frigates: 4 51
Corvettes: 12 32
Submarines: 0 73

Military service

Philippines

17-23 years of age (officers 20-24) for voluntary military service; no conscription; applicants must be single male or female Philippine citizens with either 72 college credit hours (enlisted) or a baccalaureate degree (officers).

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.