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Military power of South Korea and Israel

Country: South Korea Israel
Capital: Seoul Jerusalem
Population: 51 446 201 8 238 300
Area: 100 210 km2 20 770 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 200 warheads
More: South Korea military forces description Israel military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 36,8 billion $ 17,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 5,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 625 000 176 500
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 445 000
Available for military: 13 185 794 1 797 960

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 446 4 170×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 6 766
Total artillery: 5 958 1 522
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 614
Rocket artillery: 214 48

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 526 789
Fighter aircraft: 151 52
Multirole aircraf: 265 343
Attack aircraft: 0 25
Helicopters: 786 203

Navy

Total naval: 151 74
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 13 0
Corvettes: 16 3
Submarines: 15 5

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.

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).