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Military power of Philippines and USA

Country: Philippines USA
Capital: Manila Washington
Population: 102 984 100 324 527 000
Area: 300 000 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: Philippines military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 3 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,3% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 125 000 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 131 000 811 000
Available for military: 25 614 135 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 0 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 672 46 000
Total artillery: 323 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 0 950
Rocket artillery: 0 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 221 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 2 388
Multirole aircraf: 0 2 062
Attack aircraft: 23 470
Helicopters: 124 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 132 436
Aircraftcarriers: 0 20
Destroyers: 0 85
Frigates: 4 0
Corvettes: 12 0
Submarines: 0 70

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).

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.