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Military power of United Kingdom and Taiwan

Country: United Kingdom Taiwan
Capital: London Taipei
Population: 65 110 000 23 519 518
Area: 242 495 km2 36 193 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 0 warheads
More: United Kingdom military forces description Taiwan military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 10,5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 2,5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 290 000
Reserve personnel: 75 110 2 800 000
Available for military: 14 856 917 5 883 828

Land Forces

Tanks: 407 1 280×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 2 050
Total artillery: 532 1 785
Self-propelled artillery: 117 510
Rocket artillery: 50 115

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 886 787
Fighter aircraft: 141 125
Multirole aircraf: 89 190
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 386 250

Navy

Total naval: 76 67
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 6 4
Frigates: 13 20
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 11 4

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.

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.