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South Korea vs Peninsula Shield Force

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South Korea Peninsula Shield Force

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 Peninsula Shield Force is the military arm of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Members of PSF: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. As of March 2011, the Peninsula Shield Force was commanded by Saudi Major General Mutlaq bin Salem Al-Azima and has about 40 thousand troops.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 45.5 billion $ 99.60001 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: 555,000 671,550
Reserve personnel: 2,750,000 430,000
Available for military: 13,185,794 11,870,201

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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 1,721
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,380 15,577
Total artillery: 7,468 3,088
Self-propelled artillery: 3,040 742
Rocket artillery: 574 401

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 2,032
Fighter aircraft: 156 141
Multirole aircraf: 371 223
Attack aircraft: 0 157
Helicopters: 757 753
UCAV (combat drone): 0 6

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: 195 199
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 18 11
Corvettes: 11 18
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.

Peninsula Shield Force

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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.

Peninsula Shield Force

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