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Military power of Vietnam and Japan

Country: Vietnam Japan
Capital: Hanoi Tokyo
Population: 92 700 000 126 880 000
Area: 332 698 km2 377 944 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Vietnam military forces description Japan military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 5 billion $ 46,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,4% 1%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 482 000 247 150
Reserve personnel: 3 000 000 56 100
Available for military: 30 000 000 27 301 443

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 509 686×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 380 2 905
Total artillery: 2 524 1 179
Self-propelled artillery: 280 226
Rocket artillery: 1 094 99

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 274 1 654
Fighter aircraft: 37 154
Multirole aircraf: 24 134
Attack aircraft: 36 0
Helicopters: 145 719

Navy

Total naval: 173 129
Aircraftcarriers: 0 4
Destroyers: 0 38
Frigates: 7 0
Corvettes: 23 6
Submarines: 6 17

Military service

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.

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.