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Military power of Philippines and Taiwan

Country: Philippines Taiwan
Capital: Manila Taipei
Population: 102 984 100 23 519 518
Area: 300 000 km2 36 193 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Philippines military forces description Taiwan military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 3 billion $ 10,5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,3% 2,5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 125 000 290 000
Reserve personnel: 131 000 2 800 000
Available for military: 25 614 135 5 883 828

Land Forces

Tanks: 0 1 280×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 672 2 050
Total artillery: 323 1 785
Self-propelled artillery: 0 510
Rocket artillery: 0 115

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 221 787
Fighter aircraft: 2 125
Multirole aircraf: 0 190
Attack aircraft: 23 0
Helicopters: 124 250

Navy

Total naval: 132 67
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 4 20
Corvettes: 12 0
Submarines: 0 4

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).

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.