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Military power of Saudi Arabia and North Korea

Country: Saudi Arabia North Korea
Capital: Riyadh Pyongyang
Population: 30 770 375 24 895 000
Area: 2 149 690 km2 120 540 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads <10 warheads
More: Saudi Arabia military forces description North Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 63,7 billion $ 15 billion $
Percent of GDP: 10% 20,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 230 000 1 190 000
Reserve personnel: 0 600 000
Available for military: 8 240 714 6 515 279

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 142 6 000×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 9 096 4 000
Total artillery: 757 13 000
Self-propelled artillery: 363 4 500
Rocket artillery: 122 5 000

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 862 906
Fighter aircraft: 86 349
Multirole aircraf: 72 35
Attack aircraft: 150 154
Helicopters: 324 202

Navy

Total naval: 27 525
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 7 6
Corvettes: 4 6
Submarines: 0 75

Military service

Saudi Arabia

17 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; no conscription.

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.