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Malaysia vs Vietnam

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Malaysia Vietnam

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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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: 4.4 billion $ 8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.16% 1.6%

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: 113,000 482,000
Reserve personnel: 51,600 3,000,000
Available for military: 14,817,517 30,000,000

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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 1,829
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,276 1,820
Total artillery: 250 2,000
Self-propelled artillery: 0 180
Rocket artillery: 54 450

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: 122 271
Fighter aircraft: 0 11
Multirole aircraft: 26 35
Attack aircraft: 12 34
Helicopters: 54 99
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 0
Frigates: 3 9
Corvettes: 6 14
Submarines: 2 6

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.

Vietnam

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.

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.