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Military power of South Korea and Vietnam

Country: South Korea Vietnam
Capital: Seoul Hanoi
Population: 51 446 201 92 700 000
Area: 100 210 km2 332 698 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: South Korea military forces description Vietnam military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 36,8 billion $ 5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 2,4%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 625 000 482 000
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 3 000 000
Available for military: 13 185 794 30 000 000

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 446 1 509×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 2 380
Total artillery: 5 958 2 524
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 280
Rocket artillery: 214 1 094

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 526 274
Fighter aircraft: 151 37
Multirole aircraf: 265 24
Attack aircraft: 0 36
Helicopters: 786 145

Navy

Total naval: 151 173
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 13 7
Corvettes: 16 23
Submarines: 15 6

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.

Vietnam

18-25 years of age for male compulsory and voluntary military service; females may volunteer for active duty military service; conscription typically takes place twice annually and service obligation is 18 months (Army, Air Defense), 2 years (Navy and Air Force); 18-45 years of age (male) or 18-40 years of age (female) for Militia Force or Self Defense Force service; males may enroll in military schools at age 17.