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Iraq vs Vietnam

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Iraq Vietnam

Iraq is a country located in Middle East with an area of 437,072 km2 (land boundries: 3,809 km and costline 58 km). The capital of Iraq is Baghdad. The number of inhabitants is 38,433,600.

The Iraqi military inventory is comprised of a mix of equipment from a wide variety of sources, including Europe, South Africa, South Korea, Russia, and the US. Russia and the USA are the leading suppliers of military hardware to Iraq.

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Vietnam is a country located in Southeastern Asia with an area of 332,698 km2 (land boundries: 4,616 km and costline 3,444 km (excludes islands)). The capital of Vietnam is Hanoi. The number of inhabitants is 96,208,984.

The PAVN is armed largely with weapons and equipment from Russia and the former Soviet Union. Russia has remained the main supplier of newer PAVN military equipment, although in recent years Vietnam has purchased arms from more than a dozen other countries. Vietnam has a limited defense industry

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 7.6 billion $ 6.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3.5% 2.3%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 650,000 482,000
Reserve personnel: 553,000 3,000,000
Available for military: 11,700,000 30,000,000

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 309 1,509
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,631 2,380
Total artillery: 194 2,524
Self-propelled artillery: 44 280
Rocket artillery: 30 1,094

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,270 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 285 274
Fighter aircraft: 0 37
Multirole aircraf: 34 24
Attack aircraft: 55 36
Helicopters: 156 145
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: 59 173
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 7
Corvettes: 2 23
Submarines: 0 6

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

Iraq

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Vietnam

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Iraq

18-49 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription.

Vietnam

18-25 years of age for male compulsory and voluntary military service; females may volunteer for active duty military service; conscription typically takes place twice annually and service obligation is 18 months (Army, Air Defense), 2 years (Navy and Air Force); 18-45 years of age (male) or 18-40 years of age (female) for Militia Force or Self Defense Force service; males may enroll in military schools at age 17.