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Military power of South Korea and Switzerland

Country: South Korea Switzerland
Capital: Seoul Bern
Population: 51 446 201 8 306 200
Area: 100 210 km2 41 285 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: South Korea military forces description Switzerland military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 36,8 billion $ 4,83 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 0,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 625 000 140 000
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 80 000
Available for military: 13 185 794 1 852 580

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 446 224×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 1 500
Total artillery: 5 958 224
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 224
Rocket artillery: 214 0

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 526 193
Fighter aircraft: 151 40
Multirole aircraf: 265 26
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 786 45

Navy

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

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.