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Military power of South Korea and USA

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Country: South Korea USA
Capital: Seoul Washington
Population: 51 446 201 324 527 000
Area: 100 210 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 200 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 36,8 billion $ 610 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 3,1%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 625 000 1 281 900
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 811 000
Available for military: 13 185 794 73 270 043

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Land Forces

Tanks: 2 446 6 393×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 41 760
Total artillery: 5 958 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 950
Rocket artillery: 214 1 197

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 526 12 304
Fighter aircraft: 151 457
Multirole aircraf: 265 2 192
Attack aircraft: 0 587
Helicopters: 786 4 889

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Navy

Total naval: 151 437
Aircraftcarriers: 1 20
Destroyers: 12 85
Frigates: 13 0
Corvettes: 16 0
Submarines: 15 71

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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.

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.