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United Arab Emirates vs South Korea

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United Arab Emirates is a country located in Middle East with an area of 83,600 km2 (land boundries: 1,066 km and costline 1,318 km). The capital of United Arab Emirates is Abu Dhabi. The number of inhabitants is 9,890,400.

the UAE hosts a multi-service French military base. The UAE has a defense cooperation agreement with the United States and hosted about 3,500 US troops. UAE invaded Yemen as part of the Saudi-led coalition and withdrew its main military force in 2019. the UAE Armed Forces inventory is comprised of wide variety of mostly modern imported equipment. The Emirates has acquired military equipment from more than 20 countries. USA is the leading supplier.

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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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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 22.8 billion $ 45.5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5.7% 2.7%

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: 100,000 555,000
Reserve personnel: 90,000 2,750,000
Available for military: 3,240,000 13,185,794

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 354 2,606
Armoured fighting vehicles: 8,980 4,380
Total artillery: 398 7,468
Self-propelled artillery: 183 3,040
Rocket artillery: 139 574

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: 510 1,585
Fighter aircraft: 0 156
Multirole aircraf: 137 371
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 215 757
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: 79 195
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 0 18
Corvettes: 9 11
Submarines: 0 22

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

United Arab Emirates

Does not have nuclear weapons.

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

United Arab Emirates

18-30 years of age for compulsory military service for men, optional service for women; 17 years of age for male volunteers with parental approval; 2-year general obligation, 9 months for secondary school graduates; women may train for 9 months regardless of education.

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.