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Military power of Sweden and South Korea

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

Military expenditures

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

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

Land Forces

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

Air Forces

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

Navy

Total naval: 213 151
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 0 13
Corvettes: 9 16
Submarines: 5 15

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.

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.