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Military power of Singapore & Taiwan

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Singapore vs Taiwan

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Country: Singapore (SG) Taiwan (TW)
Capital: Singapore Taipei
Population: 5,703,600 23,568,378
Area: 719 km2 36,193 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 8.8 billion $ 13 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3.33% 2.3%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 72,500 290,000
Reserve personnel: 312,500 2,800,000
Available for military: 1,255,902 5,883,828

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 196 1,160
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,860 1,714
Total artillery: 204 1,944
Self-propelled artillery: 48 440
Rocket artillery: 18 126

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 273 814
Fighter aircraft: 27 129
Multirole aircraf: 100 189
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 84 237
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

Total aircraft

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Navy

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Total naval: 44 96
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 6 22
Corvettes: 6 1
Submarines: 4 4

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Nuclear weapons

Singapore

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Taiwan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Singapore

18-21 years of age for male compulsory military service; 16 1/2 years of age for volunteers; 2-year conscript service obligation, with a reserve obligation to age 40 (enlisted) or age 50 (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.