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Military power of United Kingdom and North Korea

Country: United Kingdom North Korea
Capital: London Pyongyang
Population: 65 110 000 24 895 000
Area: 242 495 km2 120 540 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads <10 warheads
More: United Kingdom military forces description North Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 15 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 20,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 1 190 000
Reserve personnel: 75 110 600 000
Available for military: 14 856 917 6 515 279

Land Forces

Tanks: 407 6 000×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 4 000
Total artillery: 532 13 000
Self-propelled artillery: 117 4 500
Rocket artillery: 50 5 000

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 886 906
Fighter aircraft: 141 349
Multirole aircraf: 89 35
Attack aircraft: 0 154
Helicopters: 386 202

Navy

Total naval: 76 525
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 6 0
Frigates: 13 6
Corvettes: 0 6
Submarines: 11 75

Military service

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.

North Korea

18 is presumed to be the legal minimum age for compulsory military service; 16-17 is the presumed legal minimum age for voluntary service.