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Military power of Philippines & Taiwan

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Country: Philippines (PH) Taiwan (TW)
Capital: Manila Taipei
Population: 102 984 100 23 519 518
Area: 300 000 km2 36 193 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 3 billion $ 10,5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,3% 2,5%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 125 000 290 000
Reserve personnel: 180 000 2 800 000
Available for military: 25 614 135 5 883 828

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 0 1 280
Armoured fighting vehicles: 672 2 050
Total artillery: 323 1 785
Self-propelled artillery: 0 510
Rocket artillery: 0 115

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 219 787
Fighter aircraft: 12 125
Multirole aircraf: 0 190
Attack aircraft: 8 0
Helicopters: 127 250

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Navy

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Total naval: 129 67
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 3 20
Corvettes: 10 0
Submarines: 0 4

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Nuclear weapons

Philippines

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Taiwan

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).

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.