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South Korea vs Armenia

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South Korea is a country located in Eastern Asia with an area of 100,210 km2 (land boundries: 237 km and costline 2,413 km). The capital of South Korea is Seoul. The number of inhabitants is 51,709,098.

US-South Korea Mutual Defense Treaty is a cornerstone of South Korea’s security. The Treaty gave the US permission to station land, air, and sea forces in the territory of South Korea. The USA maintained approximately 28,000 military personnel in the country. South Korea has been engaged with NATO through dialogue and security cooperation since 2005 and is considered by NATO to be a global partner. The South Korean military is equipped with a mix of domestically-produced and imported weapons systems. The top foreign weapons supplier is the United States and some domestically-produced systems are built under US license.

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Armenia is a country located in Southwestern Asia with an area of 29,743 km2 (land boundries: 1,570 km and costline 0 km (landlocked)). The capital of Armenia is Yerevan. The number of inhabitants is 2,967,900.

Armenia has been a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) since 1994. Russia has deployed about 2,000 peacekeeping troops to the area in and around Nagorno-Karabakh as part of a cease-fire agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The inventory of the Armenian Armed Forces includes mostly Russian and Soviet-era equipment.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 45.5 billion $ 0.6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.7% 5.5%

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: 555,000 51,580
Reserve personnel: 2,750,000 210,000
Available for military: 13,185,794 809,576

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

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Tanks: 2,606 269
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,380 610
Total artillery: 7,468 236
Self-propelled artillery: 3,040 38
Rocket artillery: 574 103

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,270 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,585 65
Fighter aircraft: 156 0
Multirole aircraf: 371 4
Attack aircraft: 0 15
Helicopters: 757 45
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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: 195 0
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 18 0
Corvettes: 11 0
Submarines: 22 0

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Armenia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

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.

Armenia

18-27 years of age for voluntary or compulsory military service; 2-year conscript service obligation; 17 year olds are eligible to become cadets at military higher education institutes, where they are classified as military personnel.