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Military power of South Korea and Saudi Arabia

Country: South Korea Saudi Arabia
Capital: Seoul Riyadh
Population: 51 446 201 30 770 375
Area: 100 210 km2 2 149 690 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: South Korea military forces description Saudi Arabia military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 36,8 billion $ 63,7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 10%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 625 000 230 000
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 325 000
Available for military: 13 185 794 8 240 714

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 446 1 142×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 9 096
Total artillery: 5 958 757
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 474
Rocket artillery: 214 122

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 526 862
Fighter aircraft: 151 86
Multirole aircraf: 265 54
Attack aircraft: 0 148
Helicopters: 786 344

Navy

Total naval: 151 27
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 13 7
Corvettes: 16 4
Submarines: 15 0

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.

Saudi Arabia

17 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; no conscription.