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Military power of South Korea and Australia

Country: South Korea Australia
Capital: Seoul Canberra
Population: 51 446 201 24 399 300
Area: 100 210 km2 7 692 024 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 36,8 billion $ 25 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 1,88%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 625 000 58 061
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 19 338
Available for military: 13 185 794 5 316 464

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 446 59×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 2 580
Total artillery: 5 958 235
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 0
Rocket artillery: 214 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 526 450
Fighter aircraft: 151 0
Multirole aircraf: 265 97
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 786 187

Navy

Total naval: 151 49
Aircraftcarriers: 1 2
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 13 11
Corvettes: 16 0
Submarines: 15 6

Military service

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.

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.