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Military power of Israel & South Korea

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Israel vs South Korea

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Country: Israel (IL) South Korea (KR)
Capital: Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized) Seoul
Population: 9,353,610 51,709,098
Area: 20,770 km2 100,210 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 21.7 billion $ 45.5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5.6% 2.7%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 169,500 555,000
Reserve personnel: 465,000 2,750,000
Available for military: 1,797,960 13,185,794

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1,650 2,446
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6,135 3,290
Total artillery: 1,000 5,958
Self-propelled artillery: 650 1,890
Rocket artillery: 48 214

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 618 1,570
Fighter aircraft: 41 151
Multirole aircraf: 230 320
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 128 786
UCAV (combat drone): 15 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 74 151
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 0 13
Corvettes: 7 16
Submarines: 6 15

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Nuclear weapons

Israel

Although not certain, there is a rumour that Israel was the sixth country in the world that managed to research and develop their own nuclear arsenal. However, they did not confirm that fact. Still, a lot of sources claim that they managed to prepare fully working nuclear warheads in 1966. In spite of such early dates, Israel has not joined the NPT. Up to this day, they do not confirm nor deny the possibility of having nuclear arsenal. As a result of that, Israel is said to apply quite effective, yet affordable deterring policy.

According to many organizations, the estimated numbers of nuclear weapons that Israel possesses varies from 80 up to even 200 ready to be launched nuclear weapons. What is more, there are also rumours that Israel managed to prepare special missiles that can be operational from submarines.

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).

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.