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Military power of South Korea & Vietnam

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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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Vietnam is a country located in Southeastern Asia with an area of 332,698 km2 (land boundries: 4,616 km and costline 3,444 km (excludes islands)). The capital of Vietnam is Hanoi. The number of inhabitants is 96,208,984.

The PAVN is armed largely with weapons and equipment from Russia and the former Soviet Union. Russia has remained the main supplier of newer PAVN military equipment, although in recent years Vietnam has purchased arms from more than a dozen other countries. Vietnam has a limited defense industry

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 45.5 billion $ 6.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.7% 2.3%

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: 555,000 482,000
Reserve personnel: 2,750,000 3,000,000
Available for military: 13,185,794 30,000,000

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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 1,509
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,380 2,380
Total artillery: 7,468 2,524
Self-propelled artillery: 3,040 280
Rocket artillery: 574 1,094

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: 1,585 274
Fighter aircraft: 156 37
Multirole aircraf: 371 24
Attack aircraft: 0 36
Helicopters: 757 145
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: 195 173
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 18 7
Corvettes: 11 23
Submarines: 22 6

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.

Vietnam

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.

Vietnam

18-25 years of age for male compulsory and voluntary military service; females may volunteer for active duty military service; conscription typically takes place twice annually and service obligation is 18 months (Army, Air Defense), 2 years (Navy and Air Force); 18-45 years of age (male) or 18-40 years of age (female) for Militia Force or Self Defense Force service; males may enroll in military schools at age 17.