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Military power of South Korea and Russia

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Country: South Korea Russia
Capital: Seoul Moscow
Population: 51 446 201 144 554 993
Area: 100 210 km2 17 098 242 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 500 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 36,8 billion $ 66,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 4,3%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 625 000 771 000
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 2 000 000
Available for military: 13 185 794 34 765 736

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Land Forces

Tanks: 2 446 20 050×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 27 335
Total artillery: 5 958 14 557
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 5 955
Rocket artillery: 214 4 032

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 526 4 441
Fighter aircraft: 151 751
Multirole aircraf: 265 526
Attack aircraft: 0 783
Helicopters: 786 1 505

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Navy

Total naval: 151 314
Aircraftcarriers: 1 1
Destroyers: 12 18
Frigates: 13 10
Corvettes: 16 83
Submarines: 15 59

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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.

Russia

18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; 1-year service obligation (conscripts can only be sent to combat zones after 6 months of training); reserve obligation for non-officers to age 50; enrollment in military schools from the age of 16, cadets classified as members of the armed forces.