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Indonesia is a country located in Southeastern Asia with an area of 1,904,569 km2 (land boundries: 2,958 km and costline 54,716 km). The capital of Indonesia is Jakarta. The number of inhabitants is 270,203,917.

The Indonesian military inventory comes from a wide variety of sources. Indonesia has a growing defense industry fueled by technology transfers and cooperation agreements with several countries. The Indonesian Government publicly said in 2022 that growing its domestic defense industry is a national priority over the next 5-10 years.

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Japan is a country located in Eastern Asia with an area of 377,944 km2 (land boundries: 0 km and costline 29,751 km). The capital of Japan is Tokyo. The number of inhabitants is 125,360,000.

The current Self Defense Force was founded in 1954. Japan has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the USA. Approximately 55,000 US troops and other military assets, including aircraft and naval ships, were stationed in Japan and had exclusive use of more than 80 bases and facilities. In exchange for their use, the US guarantees Japan’s security. The JSDF is equipped with a mix of imported and domestically-produced equipment. The majority of its weapons imports are from the US and some domestically-produced weapons are US-origin and manufactured under license.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 9 billion $ 51 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0.6% 1.2%

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: 400,000 247,150
Reserve personnel: 400,000 56,100
Available for military: 131,000,000 27,301,443

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

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Tanks: 241 1,004
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,319 3,072
Total artillery: 796 623
Self-propelled artillery: 145 214
Rocket artillery: 90 99

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: 465 1,444
Fighter aircraft: 5 155
Multirole aircraft: 44 79
Attack aircraft: 51 0
Helicopters: 203 698
UCAV (combat drone): 6 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: 347 140
Aircraftcarriers: 0 4
Destroyers: 0 36
Frigates: 7 2
Corvettes: 24 6
Submarines: 4 22

Total naval

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

Indonesia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Japan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

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.

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.