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Military power of USA and South Korea

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Country: USA South Korea
Capital: Washington Seoul
Population: 324 527 000 51 446 201
Area: 9 857 306 km2 100 210 km2
Nuclear weapons: 7 200 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 554,2 billion $ 36,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,8% 2,7%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 301 300 625 000
Reserve personnel: 811 000 3 100 000
Available for military: 73 270 043 13 185 794

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Land Forces

Tanks: 8 848 2 446×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 46 000 3 290
Total artillery: 3 269 5 958
Self-propelled artillery: 950 1 890
Rocket artillery: 1 197 214

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 12 100 1 526
Fighter aircraft: 388 151
Multirole aircraf: 2 062 265
Attack aircraft: 470 0
Helicopters: 5 000 786

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Navy

Total naval: 436 151
Aircraftcarriers: 20 1
Destroyers: 85 12
Frigates: 0 13
Corvettes: 0 16
Submarines: 70 15

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Military service

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.

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.