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Military power of Syria and South Korea

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

Military expenditures

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

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

Land Forces

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

Air Forces

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

Navy

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

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.

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.