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Malaysia vs Taiwan

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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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Taiwan is a country located in Eastern Asia with an area of 36,193 km2 (land boundries: 0 km and costline 1,566.3 km). The capital of Taiwan is Taipei. The number of inhabitants is 23,568,378.

The Taiwan military is armed mostly with second-hand weapons and equipment provided by the USA. Taiwan also has a domestic defense industry capable of building a range of military equipment.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 4.4 billion $ 19.1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.16% 2.3%

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: 113,000 180,000
Reserve personnel: 51,600 1,657,000
Available for military: 14,817,517 5,883,828

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

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Tanks: 48 1,160
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,276 1,714
Total artillery: 250 1,944
Self-propelled artillery: 0 440
Rocket artillery: 54 126

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: 122 814
Fighter aircraft: 0 129
Multirole aircraft: 26 189
Attack aircraft: 12 0
Helicopters: 54 237
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: 111 96
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 3 22
Corvettes: 6 1
Submarines: 2 4

Total naval

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

Malaysia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Taiwan

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.

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.