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Military power of South Korea and Norway

Country: South Korea Norway
Capital: Seoul Oslo
Population: 51 446 201 5 213 985
Area: 100 210 km2 323 802 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: South Korea military forces description Norway military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 36,8 billion $ 7,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 1,4%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 625 000 25 000
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 46 000
Available for military: 13 185 794 1 078 181

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 446 52×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 514
Total artillery: 5 958 38
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 26
Rocket artillery: 214 12

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 526 122
Fighter aircraft: 151 0
Multirole aircraf: 265 50
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 786 34

Navy

Total naval: 151 45
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 13 5
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.

Norway

18-44 years of age for male compulsory military service (55 years of age if you are an officer); 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women. 19-month service with 12-month service obligation. Around 50% of conscripts are enrolled in the Home Guard, for a 7-month period (spread out over many years).