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Military power of South Korea and Syria

Country: South Korea Syria
Capital: Seoul Damascus
Population: 51 446 201 17 064 854
Area: 100 210 km2 185 180 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: South Korea military forces description Syria military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 36,8 billion $ 3,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 625 000 178 000
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 0
Available for military: 13 185 794 11 550 000

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 446 4 600×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 4 000
Total artillery: 5 958 3 200
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 460
Rocket artillery: 214 582

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 526 706
Fighter aircraft: 151 278
Multirole aircraf: 265 40
Attack aircraft: 0 120
Helicopters: 786 163

Navy

Total naval: 151 64
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 13 2
Corvettes: 16 0
Submarines: 15 2

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.

Syria

18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months; women are not conscripted but may volunteer to serve; re-enlistment obligation 5 years, with retirement after 15 years or age 40 or 20 years or age 45.