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Military power of United Kingdom and Vietnam

Country: United Kingdom Vietnam
Capital: London Hanoi
Population: 65 110 000 92 700 000
Area: 242 495 km2 332 698 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 0 warheads
More: United Kingdom military forces description Vietnam military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 2,4%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 482 000
Reserve personnel: 75 110 3 000 000
Available for military: 14 856 917 30 000 000

Land Forces

Tanks: 407 1 509×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 2 380
Total artillery: 532 2 524
Self-propelled artillery: 117 280
Rocket artillery: 50 1 094

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 886 274
Fighter aircraft: 141 37
Multirole aircraf: 89 24
Attack aircraft: 0 36
Helicopters: 386 145

Navy

Total naval: 76 173
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 6 0
Frigates: 13 7
Corvettes: 0 23
Submarines: 11 6

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.

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.