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Military power of Vietnam and United Kingdom

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Country: Vietnam United Kingdom
Capital: Hanoi London
Population: 92 700 000 65 110 000
Area: 332 698 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 5 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,4% 2%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 482 000 156 940
Reserve personnel: 3 000 000 75 110
Available for military: 30 000 000 14 856 917

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Land Forces

Tanks: 1 509 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 380 4 673
Total artillery: 2 524 532
Self-propelled artillery: 280 117
Rocket artillery: 1 094 50

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 274 888
Fighter aircraft: 37 141
Multirole aircraf: 24 91
Attack aircraft: 36 0
Helicopters: 145 386

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Navy

Total naval: 173 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 7 13
Corvettes: 23 0
Submarines: 6 11

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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.

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.