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Military power of South Korea and Sweden

Country: South Korea Sweden
Capital: Seoul Stockholm
Population: 51 446 201 9 851 017
Area: 100 210 km2 450 295 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: South Korea military forces description Sweden military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 36,8 billion $ 5,77 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 1,24%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 625 000 42 000
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 12 000
Available for military: 13 185 794 2 065 782

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 446 120×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 2 357
Total artillery: 5 958 244
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 24
Rocket artillery: 214 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 526 240
Fighter aircraft: 151 0
Multirole aircraf: 265 98
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 786 53

Navy

Total naval: 151 213
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 13 0
Corvettes: 16 9
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.

Sweden

18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47.