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Military power of South Korea & Canada

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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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Canada is a country located in Northern North America with an area of 9,984,670 km2 (land boundries: 8,891 km and costline 202,080 km). The capital of Canada is Ottawa. The number of inhabitants is 38,048,738.

Canada is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. Canada is part of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). The Canadian's inventory is a mix of domestically-produced equipment and imported weapons systems from Australia, Europe, Israel, and the USA. The leading supplier is the United States. Canada's defense industry develops, maintains, and produces a range of equipment, including aircraft, combat vehicles, naval vessels.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 45.5 billion $ 22.8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.7% 1.4%

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 67,492
Reserve personnel: 2,750,000 36,381
Available for military: 13,185,794 8,031,266

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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 82
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,380 1,693
Total artillery: 7,468 163
Self-propelled artillery: 3,040 0
Rocket artillery: 574 0

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: 1,585 417
Fighter aircraft: 156 0
Multirole aircraft: 371 98
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 757 165
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 67
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 18 12
Corvettes: 11 0
Submarines: 22 4

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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.

Canada

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.

Canada

17 years of age for voluntary male and female military service (with parental consent); 16 years of age for Reserve and Military College applicants; Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status required; maximum 34 years of age; service obligation 3-9 years