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Philippines is a country located in Southeastern Asia with an area of 300,000 km2 (land boundries: 0 km and costline 36,289 km). The capital of Philippines is Manila. The number of inhabitants is 106,651,394.

The Philippines has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the US. The Armed Forces of the Philippines is equipped with a mix of imported weapons systems, particularly second-hand equipment from the USA.

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Turkey is a country located in Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia (that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe) with an area of 783,562 km2 (land boundries: 2,816 km and costline 7,200 km). The capital of Turkey is Ankara. The number of inhabitants is 83,614,362.

Turkey has been a member of NATO since 1952 and hosts NATO's Land Forces Command in Izmir. Under a long-range strategic plan, the Turkish Armed Forces continued efforts to modernize its equipment and force structure. The Turkish Armed Forces inventory is mostly comprised of a mix of domestically-produced and Western weapons systems. In 2019 Turkey purchased the Russian S-400 air defense system. That complicated its relationship with NATO. Turkey has a strong defense industry capable of producing a range of weapons systems for both export and internal use.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 4.3 billion $ 21.9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.2% 2.9%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 140,000 355,200
Reserve personnel: 770,000 378,700
Available for military: 25,614,135 21,079,077

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 18 3,017
Armoured fighting vehicles: 567 11,450
Total artillery: 325 2,521
Self-propelled artillery: 0 943
Rocket artillery: 0 399

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: 229 1,573
Fighter aircraft: 12 48
Multirole aircraft: 0 245
Attack aircraft: 13 0
Helicopters: 111 676
UCAV (combat drone): 0 172

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: 196 154
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 2 16
Corvettes: 3 10
Submarines: 0 12

Total naval

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

Philippines

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Turkey

Turkey participates in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing arrangements and trains for delivering United States nuclear warheads.

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).

Turkey

21-41 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary service; 12 months conscript obligation for non-university graduates, 6-12 months for university graduates (graduates of higher education may perform 6 months of military service as short-term privates, or 12 months as reserve officers); conscripts are called to register at age 20, for service at 21; women serve in the Turkish Armed Forces only as officers; reserve obligation to age 41; Turkish citizens with a residence or work permit who have worked abroad for at least 3 years (1095 days) can be exempt from military service in exchange for 6,000 EUR or its equivalent in foreign currencies; a law passed in December 2014 introduced a one-time payment scheme which exempted Turkish citizens 27 and older from conscription in exchange for a payment of $8,150.