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Taiwan vs Australia

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Taiwan Australia

Taiwan is a country located in Eastern Asia with an area of 36,193 km2 (land boundries: 0 km and costline 1,566.3 km). The capital of Taiwan is Taipei. The number of inhabitants is 23,568,378.

The Taiwan military is armed mostly with second-hand weapons and equipment provided by the USA. Taiwan also has a domestic defense industry capable of building a range of military equipment.

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Australia is a country located in Oceania with an area of 7,692,024 km2 (land boundries: 0 km and costline 25,760 km). The capital of Australia is Canberra. The number of inhabitants is 25,807,800.

Australia has been part of the Australia, New Zealand, and US Security (ANZUS) Treaty. In 2021, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States announced an enhanced trilateral security partnership called “AUKUS” which would build on existing bilateral ties. The Australian military's inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced and imported Western weapons systems. USA is the largest supplier of arms. The Australian defense industry produces a variety of land and sea weapons platforms.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 19.1 billion $ 34.4 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.3% 2%

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: 180,000 60,330
Reserve personnel: 1,657,000 29,740
Available for military: 5,883,828 5,316,464

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

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Tanks: 1,160 59
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,714 1,796
Total artillery: 1,944 235
Self-propelled artillery: 440 0
Rocket artillery: 126 0

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: 814 433
Fighter aircraft: 129 0
Multirole aircraft: 189 133
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 237 130
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: 96 45
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 4 3
Frigates: 22 8
Corvettes: 1 0
Submarines: 4 6

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

Taiwan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Australia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.