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Military power of Vietnam and North Korea

Country: Vietnam North Korea
Capital: Hanoi Pyongyang
Population: 92 700 000 24 895 000
Area: 332 698 km2 120 540 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads <10 warheads
More: Vietnam military forces description North Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 5 billion $ 15 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,4% 20,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 482 000 1 190 000
Reserve personnel: 3 000 000 600 000
Available for military: 30 000 000 6 515 279

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 509 6 000×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 380 4 000
Total artillery: 2 524 13 000
Self-propelled artillery: 280 4 500
Rocket artillery: 1 094 5 000

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 274 906
Fighter aircraft: 37 349
Multirole aircraf: 24 35
Attack aircraft: 36 154
Helicopters: 145 202

Navy

Total naval: 173 525
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 7 6
Corvettes: 23 6
Submarines: 6 75

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.

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.