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Military power of South Korea and Poland

Country: South Korea Poland
Capital: Seoul Warsaw
Population: 51 446 201 38 454 576
Area: 100 210 km2 312 679 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: South Korea military forces description Poland military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 36,8 billion $ 9,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 625 000 120 000
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 515 000
Available for military: 13 185 794 10 500 000

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 446 1 065×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 2 358
Total artillery: 5 958 706
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 454
Rocket artillery: 214 180

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 526 539
Fighter aircraft: 151 32
Multirole aircraf: 265 48
Attack aircraft: 0 32
Helicopters: 786 283

Navy

Total naval: 151 83
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 13 2
Corvettes: 16 1
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.

Poland

18-28 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription phased out in 2009-12; service obligation shortened from 12 to 9 months in 2005; women only allowed to serve as officers and noncommissioned officers.