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Military power of Philippines & South Korea

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Country: Philippines (PH) South Korea (KR)
Capital: Manila Seoul
Population: 106,651,394 51,709,098
Area: 300,000 km2 100,210 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 4.3 billion $ 45.5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.2% 2.7%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 140,000 555,000
Reserve personnel: 770,000 2,750,000
Available for military: 25,614,135 13,185,794

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 0 2,446
Armoured fighting vehicles: 672 3,290
Total artillery: 323 5,958
Self-propelled artillery: 0 1,890
Rocket artillery: 0 214

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 219 1,570
Fighter aircraft: 12 151
Multirole aircraf: 0 320
Attack aircraft: 8 0
Helicopters: 127 786
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 129 151
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 3 13
Corvettes: 10 16
Submarines: 0 15

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Nuclear weapons

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Does not have nuclear weapons.

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

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).

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.