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Military power of Switzerland and South Korea

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

Military expenditures

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

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

Land Forces

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

Air Forces

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

Navy

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

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.

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.