Korean Armed forces

South Korea
Population
51,709,098
Military budget
45.5 billion $
Active personnel
555,000
Nuclear weapons
0 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Seoul
Area: 100,210 km2
Population: 51,709,098
Etnic groups: homogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)
Religions: Christian 31.6% (Protestant 24%, Roman Catholic 7.6%), Buddhist 24.2%, other or unknown 0.9%, none 43.3%

Military branches

(대한민국 국군) Republic of Korea Army, Navy (includes Marine Corps), Air Force.

Military service

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.

Military expenditures

Military budget
45.5 billion $

(USA)

Percent of GDP
2.7

Manpower

Active personnel
555,000

(China)

Reserve
2,750,000

(China)

Available
13,185,794

(China)

Land Forces

Tanks
2,446

(Russia)

AFV
3,290

(USA)

Artillery
5,958

(Russia)

Self-propelled guns
1,890

(Russia)

Rocket artillery
214
Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-K2001700
-KM900400
-KM900 / 901400
-Barracuda10

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
-K136156
-MGM-140 ATACMS-
-Hyunmoo-1-2-3-
-K239 Chunmoo-

Air Forces

Total aircraft
1,570

(USA)

Fighters
151

(China)

Multirole
320

(USA)

Attack
0

(Russia)

Helicopters
786

(USA)

UCAV (combat drone)
0

(USA)

Total aircraft - number of all military aircraft and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircraft. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircraft.

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Northrop F-5158

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Boeing F-15E60
-KAI T-5060

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber
--

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-MD-500MD282
-KAI KUH-1 Surion48
-Sikorsky S-7029
-Messerschmitt Bo 10512
-Kamov Ka-277
-Eurocopter AS3323
-Bell 4123
-Alouette III5
-Westland Lynx11

UCAV (combat drone)

TypeNameNumber
--

Navy

Total naval
151

(China)

Aircraftcarriers
1

(USA)

Destroyers
12

(USA)

Frigates
13

(China)

Corvettes
16

(Russia)

Submarines
15

(China)

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.

Aircraftcarriers

TypeNameNumber

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
-Gwanggaeto the Great-class 3
-Chungmugong Yi Sun-shin-class6

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
-Ulsan-class frigate8

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Son Wonil-class6

Nuclear weapons

Does not have nuclear weapons.