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Military power of South Korea and Austria

Country: South Korea Austria
Capital: Seoul Vienna
Population: 51 446 201 8 725 931
Area: 100 210 km2 83 879 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: South Korea military forces description Austria military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 36,8 billion $ 2,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 0,74%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 625 000 55 000
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 35 000
Available for military: 13 185 794 1 941 110

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 446 56×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 284
Total artillery: 5 958 83
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 83
Rocket artillery: 214 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 526 136
Fighter aircraft: 151 15
Multirole aircraf: 265 0
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 786 70

Navy

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

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.

Austria

Registration requirement at age 17, the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; 18 is the legal minimum age for compulsory military service (6 months), or optionally, alternative civil/community service (9 months); males 18 to 50 years old in the militia or inactive reserve are subject to compulsory service; in a January 2012 referendum, a majority of Austrians voted in favor of retaining the system of compulsory military service (with the option of alternative/non-military service) instead of switching to a professional army system.