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Malaysia vs Philippines

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Malaysia Philippines

Malaysia is a country located in Southeastern Asia with an area of 330,803 km2 (land boundries: 2,742 km and costline 4,675 km (Peninsular Malaysia 2,068 km, East Malaysia 2,607 km)). The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur. The number of inhabitants is 32,730,000.

Malaysia is a member of the Five Powers Defense Arrangements, a series of mutual assistance agreements reached in 1971 embracing Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Malaysia also cooperates closely with the US military. the Malaysian Armed Forces field a diverse mix of mostly older imported weapons systems.

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Philippines is a country located in Southeastern Asia with an area of 300,000 km2 (land boundries: 0 km and costline 36,289 km). The capital of Philippines is Manila. The number of inhabitants is 106,651,394.

The Philippines has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the US. The Armed Forces of the Philippines is equipped with a mix of imported weapons systems, particularly second-hand equipment from the USA.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 3.6 billion $ 4.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.16% 1.2%

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: 110,000 140,000
Reserve personnel: 296,300 770,000
Available for military: 14,817,517 25,614,135

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

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Tanks: 48 0
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,386 672
Total artillery: 295 323
Self-propelled artillery: 30 0
Rocket artillery: 54 0

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: 221 219
Fighter aircraft: 10 12
Multirole aircraf: 39 0
Attack aircraft: 0 8
Helicopters: 63 127
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: 66 129
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 5 3
Corvettes: 6 10
Submarines: 2 0

Total naval

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

Malaysia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Philippines

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Malaysia

17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service (younger with parental consent and proof of age); mandatory retirement age 60; women serve in the Malaysian Armed Forces; no conscription.

Philippines

17-23 years of age (officers 20-24) for voluntary military service; no conscription; applicants must be single male or female Philippine citizens with either 72 college credit hours (enlisted) or a baccalaureate degree (officers).