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Military power of South Korea & Australia

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South Korea vs Australia

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Country: South Korea (KR) Australia (AU)
Capital: Seoul Canberra
Population: 51,709,098 25,807,800
Area: 100,210 km2 7,692,024 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 45.5 billion $ 34 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.7% 2%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 555,000 59,095
Reserve personnel: 2,750,000 28,878
Available for military: 13,185,794 5,316,464

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2,446 59
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,290 1,796
Total artillery: 5,958 235
Self-propelled artillery: 1,890 0
Rocket artillery: 214 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,570 433
Fighter aircraft: 151 0
Multirole aircraf: 320 133
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 786 130
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 151 45
Aircraftcarriers: 1 2
Destroyers: 12 3
Frigates: 13 8
Corvettes: 16 0
Submarines: 15 6

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Nuclear weapons

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Australia

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.

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.