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Military power of Australia & Taiwan

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Australia vs Taiwan

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Country: Australia (AU) Taiwan (TW)
Capital: Canberra Taipei
Population: 25,807,800 23,568,378
Area: 7,692,024 km2 36,193 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 34 billion $ 13 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 2.3%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 59,095 290,000
Reserve personnel: 28,878 2,800,000
Available for military: 5,316,464 5,883,828

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 59 1,160
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,796 1,714
Total artillery: 235 1,944
Self-propelled artillery: 0 440
Rocket artillery: 0 126

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 433 814
Fighter aircraft: 0 129
Multirole aircraf: 133 189
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 130 237
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 45 96
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 3 4
Frigates: 8 22
Corvettes: 0 1
Submarines: 6 4

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Nuclear weapons

Australia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Taiwan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.

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.