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 $
Percent of GDP
2.7

Manpower

Active personnel
555,000
Reserve
2,750,000
Available
13,185,794

Land Forces

Tanks
2,606
AFV
4,380
Artillery
7,468
Self-propelled guns
3,040
Rocket artillery
574
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
- K200 1700
- KM900 400
- KM900 / 901 400
- Barracuda 10

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
- K105HT 800

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
- K136 156
- MGM-140 ATACMS -
- Hyunmoo-1-2-3 -
- K239 Chunmoo 360

Air Forces

Total aircraft
1,585
Fighters
156
Multirole
371
Attack
0
Helicopters
757
UCAV (combat drone)
0
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-5 156

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber
- Boeing F-15E 59
- KAI T-50 60

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber
- -

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
- MD-500MD 282
- KAI KUH-1 Surion 120
- Sikorsky S-70 17
- Sikorsky S-92 3
- Messerschmitt Bo 105 12
- Kamov Ka-27 7
- Eurocopter AS332 3
- Bell 412 3
- Westland Lynx 11

UCAV (combat drone)

TypeNameNumber
- -

Navy

Total naval
195
Aircraftcarriers
2
Destroyers
12
Frigates
18
Corvettes
11
Submarines
22
Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.

Aircraftcarriers

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
- Gwanggaeto the Great-class 3
- Chungmugong Yi Sun-shin-class 6

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
- Daegu class 8
- Ulsan-class frigate 4

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
- Son Wonil-class 9
- Dosan Ahn Changho 4

Nuclear weapons

Does not have nuclear weapons.