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Military power of Russia and North Korea

Country: Russia North Korea
Capital: Moscow Pyongyang
Population: 144 554 993 24 895 000
Area: 17 098 242 km2 120 540 km2
Nuclear weapons: 7 500 warheads <10 warheads
More: Russia military forces description North Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 69,2 billion $ 15 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,3% 20,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 771 000 1 190 000
Reserve personnel: 2 000 000 600 000
Available for military: 34 765 736 6 515 279

Land Forces

Tanks: 20 050 6 000×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 30 201 4 000
Total artillery: 14 533 13 000
Self-propelled artillery: 5 943 4 500
Rocket artillery: 4 020 5 000

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 4 042 906
Fighter aircraft: 629 349
Multirole aircraf: 428 35
Attack aircraft: 752 154
Helicopters: 1 360 202

Navy

Total naval: 313 525
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 19 0
Frigates: 6 6
Corvettes: 83 6
Submarines: 61 75

Military service

Russia

18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; 1-year service obligation (conscripts can only be sent to combat zones after 6 months of training); reserve obligation for non-officers to age 50; enrollment in military schools from the age of 16, cadets classified as members of the armed forces.

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.