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Military power of South Korea & Saudi Arabia

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South Korea vs Saudi Arabia

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Country: South Korea (KR) Saudi Arabia (SA)
Capital: Seoul Riyadh
Population: 51,709,098 34,218,169
Area: 100,210 km2 2,149,690 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 45.5 billion $ 57.5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.7% 8.4%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 555,000 505,000
Reserve personnel: 2,750,000 325,000
Available for military: 13,185,794 8,240,714

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2,606 1,142
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,380 9,096
Total artillery: 7,468 757
Self-propelled artillery: 3,040 474
Rocket artillery: 574 122

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,585 855
Fighter aircraft: 156 62
Multirole aircraf: 371 54
Attack aircraft: 0 168
Helicopters: 757 341
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 195 27
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 18 7
Corvettes: 11 4
Submarines: 22 0

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Nuclear weapons

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Saudi Arabia

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.

Saudi Arabia

17 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; no conscription.