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Military power of Taiwan and USA

Country: Taiwan USA
Capital: Taipei Washington
Population: 23 519 518 324 527 000
Area: 36 193 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: Taiwan military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 10,5 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,5% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 290 000 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 2 800 000 811 000
Available for military: 5 883 828 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 280 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 050 46 000
Total artillery: 1 785 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 510 950
Rocket artillery: 115 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 787 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 125 388
Multirole aircraf: 190 2 062
Attack aircraft: 0 470
Helicopters: 250 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 67 436
Aircraftcarriers: 0 20
Destroyers: 4 85
Frigates: 20 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 4 70

Military service

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.

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.