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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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The Axis of Resistance is informal military alliance between Iran, Palestine, Syria and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. They are unified by their goal of opposing NATO, Israeli and Saudi Arabian activities in the region.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 45.5 billion $ 19.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.7% 0%

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: 555,000 779,000
Reserve personnel: 2,750,000 350,000
Available for military: 13,185,794 35,169,215

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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 6,349
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,380 8,194
Total artillery: 7,468 8,216
Self-propelled artillery: 3,040 1,532
Rocket artillery: 574 2,446

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: 1,585 1,443
Fighter aircraft: 156 220
Multirole aircraft: 371 104
Attack aircraft: 0 113
Helicopters: 757 690
UCAV (combat drone): 0 83

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: 195 315
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 18 6
Corvettes: 11 3
Submarines: 22 19

Total naval

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

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Axis of Resistance

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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.

Axis of Resistance

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