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Military power of South Korea and Greece

Country: South Korea Greece
Capital: Seoul Athens
Population: 51 446 201 10 846 979
Area: 100 210 km2 131 990 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

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

Active personnel: 625 000 143 000
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 216 000
Available for military: 13 185 794 2 535 174

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 446 1 345×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 3 400
Total artillery: 5 958 1 150
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 535
Rocket artillery: 214 152

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 526 613
Fighter aircraft: 151 41
Multirole aircraf: 265 198
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 786 220

Navy

Total naval: 151 99
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 13 13
Corvettes: 16 0
Submarines: 15 11

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.

Greece

19-45 years of age for compulsory military service; during wartime the law allows for recruitment beginning January of the year of inductee's 18th birthday, thus including 17 year olds; 18 years of age for volunteers; conscript service obligation is 1 year for the Army and 9 months for the Air Force and Navy; women are eligible for voluntary military service.