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Military power of Taiwan and Vietnam

Country: Taiwan Vietnam
Capital: Taipei Hanoi
Population: 23 519 518 92 700 000
Area: 36 193 km2 332 698 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Taiwan military forces description Vietnam military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 10,5 billion $ 5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,5% 2,4%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 290 000 482 000
Reserve personnel: 2 800 000 3 000 000
Available for military: 5 883 828 30 000 000

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 280 1 509×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 050 2 380
Total artillery: 1 785 2 524
Self-propelled artillery: 510 280
Rocket artillery: 115 1 094

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 787 274
Fighter aircraft: 125 37
Multirole aircraf: 190 24
Attack aircraft: 0 36
Helicopters: 250 145

Navy

Total naval: 67 173
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 20 7
Corvettes: 0 23
Submarines: 4 6

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.

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.