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Military power of Vietnam and Taiwan

Country: Vietnam Taiwan
Capital: Hanoi Taipei
Population: 92 700 000 23 519 518
Area: 332 698 km2 36 193 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Vietnam military forces description Taiwan military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 5 billion $ 10,5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,4% 2,5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 482 000 290 000
Reserve personnel: 3 000 000 2 800 000
Available for military: 30 000 000 5 883 828

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 509 1 280×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 380 2 050
Total artillery: 2 524 1 785
Self-propelled artillery: 280 510
Rocket artillery: 1 094 115

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 274 787
Fighter aircraft: 37 125
Multirole aircraf: 24 190
Attack aircraft: 36 0
Helicopters: 145 250

Navy

Total naval: 173 67
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 7 20
Corvettes: 23 0
Submarines: 6 4

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.

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.