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Military power of USA & South Korea

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Country: USA (US) South Korea (KR)
Capital: Washington Seoul
Population: 324 527 000 51 446 201
Area: 9 857 306 km2 100 210 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 610 billion $ 36,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,1% 2,7%

Military budget

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1 281 900 625 000
Reserve personnel: 811 000 3 100 000
Available for military: 73 270 043 13 185 794

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 6 393 2 446
Armoured fighting vehicles: 41 760 3 290
Total artillery: 3 269 5 958
Self-propelled artillery: 950 1 890
Rocket artillery: 1 197 214

Tanks

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 12 304 1 526
Fighter aircraft: 457 151
Multirole aircraf: 2 192 265
Attack aircraft: 587 0
Helicopters: 4 889 786

Total aircraft

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Navy

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Total naval: 437 151
Aircraftcarriers: 20 1
Destroyers: 85 12
Frigates: 0 13
Corvettes: 0 16
Submarines: 71 15

Total naval

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Military service

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.

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.