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Brazil is a country located in Eastern South America with an area of 8,515,767 km2 (land boundries: 16,145 km and costline 7,491 km). The capital of Brazil is Brasília. The number of inhabitants is 210,147,125.

Brazil has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the United States. MNNA status provides military and economic privileges, but it does not entail any security obligations. The Brazilian military's inventory consists of a mix of domestically-produced and imported weapons, largely from Europe and the US. Brazil's defense industry is capable of designing and manufacturing equipment for all three military services

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South Korea is a country located in Eastern Asia with an area of 100,210 km2 (land boundries: 237 km and costline 2,413 km). The capital of South Korea is Seoul. The number of inhabitants is 51,709,098.

US-South Korea Mutual Defense Treaty is a cornerstone of South Korea’s security. The Treaty gave the US permission to station land, air, and sea forces in the territory of South Korea. The USA maintained approximately 28,000 military personnel in the country. South Korea has been engaged with NATO through dialogue and security cooperation since 2005 and is considered by NATO to be a global partner. The South Korean military is equipped with a mix of domestically-produced and imported weapons systems. The top foreign weapons supplier is the United States and some domestically-produced systems are built under US license.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 25 billion $ 44 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.1% 2.5%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 916 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 334,500 555,000
Reserve personnel: 1,340,000 2,750,000
Available for military: 53,350,703 13,185,794

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 469 2,606
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,696 4,380
Total artillery: 760 7,468
Self-propelled artillery: 136 3,040
Rocket artillery: 78 574

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 473 1,585
Fighter aircraft: 45 156
Multirole aircraft: 3 371
Attack aircraft: 77 0
Helicopters: 182 757
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 216 195
Aircraftcarriers: 1 2
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 6 18
Corvettes: 2 11
Submarines: 7 22

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

Brazil

Does not have nuclear weapons.

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Brazil

18-45 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 10-12 months; 17-45 years of age for voluntary service; an increasing percentage of the ranks are "long-service" volunteer professionals; women were allowed to serve in the armed forces beginning in early 1980s when the Brazilian Army became the first army in South America to accept women into career ranks; women serve in Navy and Air Force only in Women's Reserve Corps.

South Korea

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.