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Military power of Vietnam and USA

Country: Vietnam USA
Capital: Hanoi Washington
Population: 92 700 000 324 527 000
Area: 332 698 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: Vietnam military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 5 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,4% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 482 000 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 3 000 000 811 000
Available for military: 30 000 000 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 509 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 380 46 000
Total artillery: 2 524 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 280 950
Rocket artillery: 1 094 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 274 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 37 388
Multirole aircraf: 24 2 062
Attack aircraft: 36 470
Helicopters: 145 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 173 436
Aircraftcarriers: 0 20
Destroyers: 0 85
Frigates: 7 0
Corvettes: 23 0
Submarines: 6 70

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.

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.