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Jordan is a country located in Middle East with an area of 89,341 km2 (land boundries: 1,744 km and costline 26 km). The capital of Jordan is Amman. The number of inhabitants is 10,658,123.

Jordan has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the United States. Jordan signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1994. The JAF inventory is comprised of a wide mix of imported equipment from Europe, Russia, and the USA.

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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: 2.6 billion $ 44 billion $
Percent of GDP: 6.5% 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: 100,500 555,000
Reserve personnel: 65,000 2,750,000
Available for military: 3,285,575 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: 1,588 2,606
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,653 4,380
Total artillery: 633 7,468
Self-propelled artillery: 461 3,040
Rocket artillery: 88 574

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: 255 1,585
Fighter aircraft: 0 156
Multirole aircraft: 44 371
Attack aircraft: 4 0
Helicopters: 140 757
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: 27 195
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 0 18
Corvettes: 0 11
Submarines: 0 22

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

Jordan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Jordan

17 years of age for voluntary male military service; initial service term 2 years, with option to reenlist for 18 years; conscription at age 18 suspended in 1999; women are not conscripted, but can volunteer to serve in noncombat military positions in the Royal Jordanian Arab Army Women's Corps and RJAF.

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.