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Military power of Philippines and North Korea

Country: Philippines North Korea
Capital: Manila Pyongyang
Population: 102 984 100 24 895 000
Area: 300 000 km2 120 540 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads <10 warheads
More: Philippines military forces description North Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 3 billion $ 15 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,3% 20,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 125 000 1 190 000
Reserve personnel: 131 000 600 000
Available for military: 25 614 135 6 515 279

Land Forces

Tanks: 0 6 000×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 672 4 000
Total artillery: 323 13 000
Self-propelled artillery: 0 4 500
Rocket artillery: 0 5 000

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 221 906
Fighter aircraft: 2 349
Multirole aircraf: 0 35
Attack aircraft: 23 154
Helicopters: 124 202

Navy

Total naval: 132 525
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 4 6
Corvettes: 12 6
Submarines: 0 75

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).

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.