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Military power of USA and Taiwan

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

Military expenditures

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

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

Land Forces

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

Air Forces

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

Navy

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

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.

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.