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Military power of Singapore and China

Country: Singapore China
Capital: Singapore Beijing
Population: 5 607 300 1 373 541 278
Area: 719 km2 9 596 961 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 260 warheads
More: Singapore military forces description China military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 8,8 billion $ 215 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,33% 1,9%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 72 500 2 300 000
Reserve personnel: 312 500 510 000
Available for military: 1 255 902 385 821 101

Land Forces

Tanks: 196 9 150×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 860 4 788
Total artillery: 204 9 726
Self-propelled artillery: 48 1 710
Rocket artillery: 18 1 770

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 273 3 729
Fighter aircraft: 27 1 199
Multirole aircraf: 100 567
Attack aircraft: 0 300
Helicopters: 84 1 627

Navy

Total naval: 44 749
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 32
Frigates: 6 51
Corvettes: 6 32
Submarines: 4 73

Military service

Singapore

18-21 years of age for male compulsory military service; 16 1/2 years of age for volunteers; 2-year conscript service obligation, with a reserve obligation to age 40 (enlisted) or age 50 (officers).

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.