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Military power of South Korea and France

Country: South Korea France
Capital: Seoul Paris
Population: 51 446 201 67 013 000
Area: 100 210 km2 640 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 300 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 36,8 billion $ 55,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 2,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 625 000 215 019
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 27 680
Available for military: 13 185 794 14 563 662

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 446 406×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 6 352
Total artillery: 5 958 448
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 330
Rocket artillery: 214 13

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 526 1 036
Fighter aircraft: 151 35
Multirole aircraf: 265 150
Attack aircraft: 0 84
Helicopters: 786 480

Navy

Total naval: 151 110
Aircraftcarriers: 1 4
Destroyers: 12 11
Frigates: 13 11
Corvettes: 16 0
Submarines: 15 10

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.

France

18-25 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; no conscription; 1-year service obligation; women serve in noncombat post.