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Nordic Defence Cooperation vs South Korea

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The Nordic Defence Cooperation (Nordefco) is a collaboration among the Nordic countries in the area of defense. Its five members are Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The organization was established on November 4, 2009 in Helsinki. The leadership of the organization is rotational.

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: 18.2 billion $ 44 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0% 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: 70,650 555,000
Reserve personnel: 971,300 2,750,000
Available for military: 4,299,331 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: 412 2,606
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,644 4,380
Total artillery: 1,133 7,468
Self-propelled artillery: 180 3,040
Rocket artillery: 71 574

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: 469 1,585
Fighter aircraft: 0 156
Multirole aircraft: 174 371
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 118 757
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: 397 195
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 4 18
Corvettes: 15 11
Submarines: 11 22

Total naval

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

Nordic Defence Cooperation

Data not available

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Nordic Defence Cooperation

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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.