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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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Venezuela is a country located in Northern South America with an area of 916,445 km2 (land boundries: 5,267 km and costline 2,800 km). The capital of Venezuela is Caracas. The number of inhabitants is 28,887,118.

The FANB inventory is mainly of Chinese and Russian origin with a smaller mix of equipment from Western countries. Russia is the top supplier of military hardware to Venezuela

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 44 billion $ 0.7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.5% 0.35%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 916 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 555,000 330,000
Reserve personnel: 2,750,000 8,000
Available for military: 13,185,794 8,000,000

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2,606 312
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,380 1,000
Total artillery: 7,468 200
Self-propelled artillery: 3,040 60
Rocket artillery: 574 36

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: 1,585 263
Fighter aircraft: 156 6
Multirole aircraft: 371 42
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 757 81
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 46
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 18 2
Corvettes: 11 3
Submarines: 22 2

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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.

Venezuela

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.

Venezuela

All citizens of military service age (18-60 years old) are obligated to register for military service, though mandatory recruitment is forbidden; the minimum service obligation is 12 months.