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Country: China (CN) Indonesia (ID)
Capital: Beijing Jakarta
Population: 1 373 541 278 258 705 000
Area: 9 596 961 km2 1 904 569 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 228 billion $ 8,05 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 1%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 2 300 000 395 500
Reserve personnel: 8 000 000 400 000
Available for military: 385 821 101 52 000 000

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 7 760 408
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 000 1 249
Total artillery: 9 726 356
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 141
Rocket artillery: 1 770 86

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 4 182 420
Fighter aircraft: 1 150 11
Multirole aircraf: 629 64
Attack aircraft: 270 15
Helicopters: 1 170 164

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Navy

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Total naval: 780 147
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 36 0
Frigates: 54 8
Corvettes: 42 24
Submarines: 76 5

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Nuclear weapons

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The last of five nuclear-weapon states under the NPT, which at this moment possesses approximately 280 nuclear warheads in total. Nevertheless, the number of deployed bombs is unknown. The first test that occurred to be successful occurred in 1964. The main goal of Chinese was to build a deterrent against two major nuclear powers, namely The United States as well as The Soviet Union. The nation decided to choose dried lake for the nuclear site, Lop Nur. Although China developed and tested its first atomic device only in 1964, they managed to test their first hydrogen bomb only 32 months later. As a result, they can boast with the shortest period between developing fission and fusion technology.

China managed to conduct 45 tests of nuclear weapons. Still, the data regarding the stockpile of accumulated warheads is uncertain. The same thing concerns the number of deployed warheads. It is all due to the limited information that the country provides. We should also bear in mind that they are the only country out of five nuclear-weapon states under the NPT that does not give a positive security assurance.

Indonesia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.

Indonesia

18-27 years of age for voluntary or compulsory military service; 2-year conscript service obligation; 17 year olds are eligible to become cadets at military higher education institutes, where they are classified as military personnel.