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Military power of Poland and South Korea

Country: Poland South Korea
Capital: Warsaw Seoul
Population: 38 454 576 51 446 201
Area: 312 679 km2 100 210 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Poland military forces description South Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 9,7 billion $ 36,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 2,7%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 120 000 625 000
Reserve personnel: 515 000 3 100 000
Available for military: 10 500 000 13 185 794

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 065 2 446×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 358 3 290
Total artillery: 706 5 958
Self-propelled artillery: 454 1 890
Rocket artillery: 180 214

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 539 1 526
Fighter aircraft: 32 151
Multirole aircraf: 48 265
Attack aircraft: 32 0
Helicopters: 283 786

Navy

Total naval: 83 151
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 2 13
Corvettes: 1 16
Submarines: 5 15

Military service

Poland

18-28 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription phased out in 2009-12; service obligation shortened from 12 to 9 months in 2005; women only allowed to serve as officers and noncommissioned 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.