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Military power of Vietnam and South Korea

Country: Vietnam South Korea
Capital: Hanoi Seoul
Population: 92 700 000 51 446 201
Area: 332 698 km2 100 210 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Vietnam military forces description South Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 5 billion $ 36,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,4% 2,7%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 482 000 625 000
Reserve personnel: 3 000 000 3 100 000
Available for military: 30 000 000 13 185 794

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 509 2 446×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 380 3 290
Total artillery: 2 524 5 958
Self-propelled artillery: 280 1 890
Rocket artillery: 1 094 214

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 274 1 526
Fighter aircraft: 37 151
Multirole aircraf: 24 265
Attack aircraft: 36 0
Helicopters: 145 786

Navy

Total naval: 173 151
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 7 13
Corvettes: 23 16
Submarines: 6 15

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.

South Korea

20-30 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; minimum conscript service obligation - 21 months (Army, Marines), 23 months (Navy), 24 months (Air Force); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from military service.