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Taiwan vs Malaysia

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Taiwan Malaysia

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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Malaysia is a country located in Southeastern Asia with an area of 330,803 km2 (land boundries: 2,742 km and costline 4,675 km (Peninsular Malaysia 2,068 km, East Malaysia 2,607 km)). The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur. The number of inhabitants is 32,730,000.

Malaysia is a member of the Five Powers Defense Arrangements, a series of mutual assistance agreements reached in 1971 embracing Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Malaysia also cooperates closely with the US military. the Malaysian Armed Forces field a diverse mix of mostly older imported weapons systems.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 19.1 billion $ 4.4 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.3% 1.16%

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: 180,000 113,000
Reserve personnel: 1,657,000 51,600
Available for military: 5,883,828 14,817,517

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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 48
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,714 1,276
Total artillery: 1,944 250
Self-propelled artillery: 440 0
Rocket artillery: 126 54

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: 814 122
Fighter aircraft: 129 0
Multirole aircraft: 189 26
Attack aircraft: 0 12
Helicopters: 237 54
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: 96 111
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 22 3
Corvettes: 1 6
Submarines: 4 2

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.

Malaysia

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.

Malaysia

17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service (younger with parental consent and proof of age); mandatory retirement age 60; women serve in the Malaysian Armed Forces; no conscription.