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Military power of Philippines and South Korea

Country: Philippines South Korea
Capital: Manila Seoul
Population: 102 984 100 51 446 201
Area: 300 000 km2 100 210 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Philippines military forces description South Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 3 billion $ 36,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,3% 2,7%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 125 000 625 000
Reserve personnel: 131 000 3 100 000
Available for military: 25 614 135 13 185 794

Land Forces

Tanks: 0 2 446×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 672 3 290
Total artillery: 323 5 958
Self-propelled artillery: 0 1 890
Rocket artillery: 0 214

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 221 1 526
Fighter aircraft: 2 151
Multirole aircraf: 0 265
Attack aircraft: 23 0
Helicopters: 124 786

Navy

Total naval: 132 151
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 4 13
Corvettes: 12 16
Submarines: 0 15

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).

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.