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Military power of Saudi Arabia & South Korea

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Saudi Arabia vs South Korea

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Country: Saudi Arabia (SA) South Korea (KR)
Capital: Riyadh Seoul
Population: 34,218,169 51,709,098
Area: 2,149,690 km2 100,210 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 57.5 billion $ 45.5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 8.4% 2.7%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 505,000 555,000
Reserve personnel: 325,000 2,750,000
Available for military: 8,240,714 13,185,794

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1,142 2,606
Armoured fighting vehicles: 9,096 4,380
Total artillery: 757 7,468
Self-propelled artillery: 474 3,040
Rocket artillery: 122 574

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 855 1,585
Fighter aircraft: 62 156
Multirole aircraf: 54 371
Attack aircraft: 168 0
Helicopters: 341 757
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 27 195
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 7 18
Corvettes: 4 11
Submarines: 0 22

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Nuclear weapons

Saudi Arabia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Saudi Arabia

17 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; no conscription.

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.