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Military Stats: compare key data on China & Philippines

Definitions

  • Air force > Combat aircraft: Number of fighter aircrafts (fixed wing aircrafts with combat capability).
  • Armed forces personnel: Total armed forces (2000)
  • Army > Main battle tanks: Number of main battle tanks.
  • Battle-related deaths > Number of people: Battle-related deaths (number of people). Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-related deaths occur in warfare involving the armed forces of the warring parties. This includes traditional battlefield fighting, guerrilla activities, and all kinds of bombardments of military units, cities, and villages, etc. The targets are usually the military itself and its installations or state institutions and state representatives, but there is often substantial collateral damage in the form of civilians being killed in crossfire, in indiscriminate bombings, etc. All deaths--military as well as civilian--incurred in such situations, are counted as battle-related deaths.
  • Budget: Annual defense budget in billion USD.
  • Global Peace Index: The Global Peace Index is comprised of 22 indicators in the three categories ongoing domestic or international conflicts; societal safety; and security and militarization. A low index value indicates a peaceful and safe country.
  • Military service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of service obligation.
  • Navy > Aircraft carriers: Number of aircraft carriers.
  • Navy > Corvette warships: Number of corvettes.
  • Navy > Nuclear submarines: Number of nuclear submarines.
  • Navy > Submarines: Number of patrol boats (includes minesweepers).
  • Paramilitary personnel: Paramilitary.

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  • Personnel > Per capita: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of sevice obligation.
  • War deaths: Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-related deaths occur in warfare involving the armed forces of the warring parties. This includes traditional battlefield fighting, guerrilla activities, and all kinds of bombardments of military units, cities, and villages, etc. The targets are usually the military itself and its installations or state institutions and state representatives, but there is often substantial collateral damage in the form of civilians being killed in crossfire, in indiscriminate bombings, etc. All deaths--military as well as civilian--incurred in such situations, are counted as battle-related deaths."
  • Military expenditures: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Military branches: This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).
  • Expenditures > Percent of GDP: Current military expenditures as an estimated percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Armed forces personnel > Total: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organisation, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces."
  • Personnel: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • Navy > Frigates: Number of frigates.
  • Navy > Destroyers: Number of destroyers.
  • Navy > Cruisers: Number of cruisers.
  • Expenditures > Dollar figure per capita: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Branches: The names of the ground, naval, air, marine, and other defense or security forces
  • Battle-related deaths > Number of people per million: Battle-related deaths (number of people). Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-related deaths occur in warfare involving the armed forces of the warring parties. This includes traditional battlefield fighting, guerrilla activities, and all kinds of bombardments of military units, cities, and villages, etc. The targets are usually the military itself and its installations or state institutions and state representatives, but there is often substantial collateral damage in the form of civilians being killed in crossfire, in indiscriminate bombings, etc. All deaths--military as well as civilian--incurred in such situations, are counted as battle-related deaths. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Navy > Amphibious warfare ships: Number of amphibious warfare ships.
  • Military expenditure > Current LCU: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilisation, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)"
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Expenditures > Dollar figure: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies
  • Armed forces personnel per 1000: Total armed forces (2000). Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults.
  • Expenditure > Current LCU: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Personnel per 1000: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Conscription: A description of the status of conscription in the nation in 1997.
  • Armed forces growth: Growth in the number of armed forces personnel from 1985 (index = 100) to 2000. 100 means no growth, 50 means it halved and 200 means it doubled.
  • Imports > USD: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services."
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services.
  • Military expenditures > Percent of GDP: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Expenditures > Dollar figure > Per $ GDP: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product
  • Weapon holdings per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and who are not otherwise disqualified for health reasons; accounts for the health situation in the country and provides a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve.
  • Exports > USD: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services."
  • Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and assumes that every individual is fit to serve.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Males per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Expenditures > Dollar figure > Per capita: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Conventional arms imports: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre).
  • Manpower > Military age: The minimum age at which an individual may volunteer for military service or be subject to conscription.
  • Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49: This entry gives the number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and who are not otherwise disqualified for health reasons; accounts for the health situation in the country and provides a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve.
  • Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and who are not otherwise disqualified for health reasons; accounts for the health situation in the country and provides a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Employment in arms > Production per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve.
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Manpower reaching military service age annually > Females age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Conventional arms imports per capita: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Females per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Females: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 per 1000: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49: The number of males aged 15-49 fit for military service. This is a more refined measure of potential military manpower availability which tries to correct for the health situation in the country and reduces the maximum potential number to a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve.
  • Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching military service age annually > Females age 18-49: This entry gives the number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults.
  • Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and assumes that every individual is fit to serve.
  • Conventional arms imports > Per $ GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Males per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Military expenditure > % of GDP: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilisation, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)"
  • Conventional arms imports, % of GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Armed forces personnel > % of total labor force: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organisation, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organisation's definition of the economically active population."
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males per 1000: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Expenditure > % of GDP: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Expenditures > Dollar figure, % of GDP: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 > Per capita: The number of males aged 15-49 fit for military service. This is a more refined measure of potential military manpower availability which tries to correct for the health situation in the country and reduces the maximum potential number to a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 > Per capita: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males > Per capita: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Expenditure > % of central government expenditure: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and who are not otherwise disqualified for health reasons; accounts for the health situation in the country and provides a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Availability > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 per 1000: The number of males aged 15-49 fit for military service. This is a more refined measure of potential military manpower availability which tries to correct for the health situation in the country and reduces the maximum potential number to a more realistic estimate of the actual number fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of males and females falling in the military age range for the country and assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Personnel > % of total labor force: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organization's definition of the economically active population.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
STAT China Philippines HISTORY
Air force > Combat aircraft 1,500
Ranked 1st. 27 times more than Philippines
55
Ranked 34th.
Armed forces personnel 2.81 million
Ranked 1st. 27 times more than Philippines
106,000
Ranked 39th.
Army > Main battle tanks 9,000
Ranked 1st.
0.0
Ranked 55th.
Battle-related deaths > Number of people 1
Ranked 26th.
368
Ranked 12th. 368 times more than China

Budget 166 US$ BN
Ranked 1st. 57 times more than Philippines
2.9 US$ BN
Ranked 24th.
Global Peace Index 2.14
Ranked 62nd.
2.37
Ranked 34th. 11% more than China

Military service age and obligation 18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles; the first class of women warship commanders was in 2011 17-23 years of age (officers 20-24) for voluntary military service; no conscription; applicants must be single male or female Philippine citizens with either 72 college credit hours (enlisted) or a baccalaureate degree (officers)
Navy > Aircraft carriers 1
Ranked 2nd.
0.0
Ranked 46th.
Navy > Corvette warships 15
Ranked 2nd. 36% more than Philippines
11
Ranked 3rd.
Navy > Nuclear submarines 3
Ranked 1st.
0.0
Ranked 27th.
Navy > Submarines 40
Ranked 1st.
0.0
Ranked 41st.
Paramilitary personnel 3.97 million
Ranked 1st. 28 times more than Philippines
140,000
Ranked 10th.
Personnel > Per capita 2.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 107th. 63% more than Philippines
1.77 per 1,000 people
Ranked 133th.

Service age and obligation 18-22 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with 24-month service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs 18-25 years of age (officers 21-29) for compulsory and voluntary military service; applicants must be single male or female Philippine citizens
War deaths 0.0
Ranked 78th.
562
Ranked 14th.

Military expenditures 2.6% of GDP
Ranked 19th. 3 times more than Philippines
0.9% of GDP
Ranked 34th.
Military branches People's Liberation Army (PLA): Ground Forces, Navy (PLAN; includes marines and naval aviation), Air Force (Zhongguo Renmin Jiefangjun Kongjun, PLAAF; includes Airborne Forces), and Second Artillery Corps (strategic missile force); People's Armed Police (Renmin Wuzhuang Jingcha Budui, PAP); PLA Reserve Force Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP): Army, Navy (includes Marine Corps), Air Force
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 4.3%
Ranked 14th. 4 times more than Philippines
1.1%
Ranked 72nd.

Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
Armed forces personnel > Total 2.88 million
Ranked 1st. 20 times more than Philippines
147,000
Ranked 39th.

Personnel 3.75 million
Ranked 1st. 26 times more than Philippines
147,000
Ranked 43th.

Navy > Frigates 48
Ranked 1st. 16 times more than Philippines
3
Ranked 21st.
Navy > Destroyers 27
Ranked 1st.
0.0
Ranked 30th.
Navy > Cruisers 0.0
Ranked 28th.
0.0
Ranked 26th.
Expenditures > Dollar figure per capita $52.07
Ranked 27th. 5 times more than Philippines
$9.56
Ranked 52nd.

Branches People's Liberation Army (PLA): Ground Forces, Navy (includes marines and naval aviation), Air Force (includes airborne forces), and Second Artillery Corps (strategic missile force); People's Armed Police (PAP); PLA Reserve Force Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP): Army, Navy (includes Marine Corps), Air Force
Battle-related deaths > Number of people per million 0.000751
Ranked 26th.
3.87
Ranked 16th. 5154 times more than China

Navy > Amphibious warfare ships 27
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Philippines
11
Ranked 3rd.
Military expenditure > Current LCU 686 billion
Ranked 12th. 11 times more than Philippines
64.99 billion
Ranked 32nd.

Manpower reaching military age annually > Males 10.41 million
Ranked 2nd. 10 times more than Philippines
1.06 million
Ranked 10th.

Expenditures > Dollar figure $67.49 billion
Ranked 1st. 84 times more than Philippines
$805.50 million
Ranked 19th.

Weapon holdings 34.28 million
Ranked 2nd. 43 times more than Philippines
794,000
Ranked 71st.
Armed forces personnel per 1000 2.23
Ranked 108th. 63% more than Philippines
1.37
Ranked 123th.
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 10.76 million
Ranked 2nd. 11 times more than Philippines
1.01 million
Ranked 10th.

Manpower available for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
Expenditure > Current LCU 363000000000 44193000000
Personnel per 1000 2.88
Ranked 107th. 68% more than Philippines
1.71
Ranked 132nd.

Conscription Selective <a href=/graph-T/mil_con>conscription</a> (FWCC). <a href=/graph-T/mil_con>Conscription</a> exists (FWCC).
Armed forces growth -28%
Ranked 98th. 4 times more than Philippines
-8%
Ranked 81st.
Imports > USD 1.24 billion
Ranked 4th. 113 times more than Philippines
11 million
Ranked 69th.

Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ 2.7 billion constant 1990 US$
Ranked 1st. 71 times more than Philippines
38 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 46th.

Expenditures 4.3% of GDP
Ranked 14th. 5 times more than Philippines
0.9% of GDP
Ranked 65th.
Military expenditures > Percent of GDP 4.3% of GDP
Ranked 12th. 5 times more than Philippines
0.9% of GDP
Ranked 60th.
Expenditures > Dollar figure > Per $ GDP $34.94 per 1,000 $ of GDP
Ranked 13th. 4 times more than Philippines
$9.29 per 1,000 $ of GDP
Ranked 67th.

Weapon holdings per 1000 26.95
Ranked 88th. 3 times more than Philippines
10.01
Ranked 114th.
Manpower fit for military service > Females age 16-49 None 21427792
Employment in arms > Production 2.5 million
Ranked 1st. 500 times more than Philippines
5,000
Ranked 49th.
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 281.24 million
Ranked 1st. 19 times more than Philippines
15.17 million
Ranked 12th.
Exports > USD 428 million
Ranked 9th. 107 times more than Philippines
4 million
Ranked 32nd.

Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 342.96 million
Ranked 1st. 17 times more than Philippines
20.13 million
Ranked 10th.
Manpower reaching military age annually > Males per thousand people 7.7
Ranked 144th.
10.96
Ranked 49th. 42% more than China

Expenditures > Dollar figure > Per capita $52.07 per capita
Ranked 27th. 5 times more than Philippines
$9.87 per capita
Ranked 52nd.

Conventional arms imports $2.24 billion
Ranked 2nd. 38 times more than Philippines
$59.00 million
Ranked 42nd.
Manpower > Availability > Males 375.01 million
Ranked 1st. 16 times more than Philippines
23.55 million
Ranked 13th.

Manpower > Military age 18 years of age 20 years of age
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Signature 24 SEP 1996 24 SEP 1996
Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 13.19 million
Ranked 1st. 15 times more than Philippines
907,542
Ranked 11th.
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males 10.41 million
Ranked 2nd. 10 times more than Philippines
1.06 million
Ranked 10th.
Manpower available for military service > Females age 16-49 363789674 25035061
Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita 2.07 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 47th. 5 times more than Philippines
0.443 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 67th.

Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 269.03 million
Ranked 1st. 16 times more than Philippines
16.93 million
Ranked 8th.
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 per 1000 213.4
Ranked 13th. 25% more than Philippines
170.69
Ranked 74th.
Employment in arms > Production per 1000 1.97
Ranked 14th. 31 times more than Philippines
0.0631
Ranked 53th.
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males 313.32 million
Ranked 1st. 17 times more than Philippines
18.23 million
Ranked 13th.

Manpower > Availability > Females 354.31 million
Ranked 1st. 15 times more than Philippines
23.18 million
Ranked 12th.

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 375.52 million
Ranked 1st. 17 times more than Philippines
21.92 million
Ranked 13th.

Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita 2.07 constant 1990 US$ per c
Ranked 47th. 5 times more than Philippines
0.458 constant 1990 US$ per c
Ranked 67th.

Manpower reaching military service age annually > Females age 18-49 per 1000 9.33
Ranked 44th.
9.89
Ranked 38th. 6% more than China
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 per 1000 260.23
Ranked 18th. 15% more than Philippines
226.51
Ranked 72nd.
Conventional arms imports per capita $1.97
Ranked 52nd. 2 times more than Philippines
$0.95
Ranked 70th.
Manpower reaching military age annually > Females per thousand people 6.83
Ranked 156th.
10.93
Ranked 62nd. 60% more than China
Manpower reaching military age annually > Females 9.13 million
Ranked 2nd. 9 times more than Philippines
1.02 million
Ranked 10th.
Manpower > Fit for military service > Females 295.95 million
Ranked 1st. 15 times more than Philippines
19.83 million
Ranked 11th.

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 per 1000 288.04
Ranked 19th. 13% more than Philippines
255.45
Ranked 67th.

Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 206 million
Ranked 1st. 13 times more than Philippines
15.43 million
Ranked 12th.

Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 per 1000 10.01
Ranked 57th.
10.21
Ranked 54th. 2% more than China
Manpower reaching military service age annually > Females age 18-49 12.3 million
Ranked 1st. 14 times more than Philippines
878,712
Ranked 7th.
Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 324.7 million
Ranked 1st. 16 times more than Philippines
20.01 million
Ranked 9th.
Conventional arms imports > Per $ GDP 0.308 per $1,000
Ranked 49th. 2 times more than Philippines
0.137 per $1,000
Ranked 64th.
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males per 1000 236.53
Ranked 20th. 17% more than Philippines
201.75
Ranked 67th.

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females 9.71 million
Ranked 2nd. 10 times more than Philippines
977,030
Ranked 10th.

Military expenditure > % of GDP 2.01%
Ranked 43th. 2 times more than Philippines
0.85%
Ranked 92nd.

Conventional arms imports, % of GDP 0.627%
Ranked 20th. 5 times more than Philippines
0.133%
Ranked 41st.
Armed forces personnel > % of total labor force 0.37%
Ranked 124th.
0.39%
Ranked 123th. 5% more than China

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females per 1000 7.33
Ranked 142nd.
10.81
Ranked 64th. 47% more than China

Manpower > Fit for military service > Females per 1000 223.42
Ranked 29th. 2% more than Philippines
219.4
Ranked 38th.

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females per thousand people 6.83
Ranked 155th.
10.93
Ranked 61st. 60% more than China
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males per 1000 8.12
Ranked 136th.
11.21
Ranked 60th. 38% more than China

Expenditure > % of GDP 1.98%
Ranked 39th. 2 times more than Philippines
0.82%
Ranked 98th.

Expenditures > Dollar figure, % of GDP 3.49%
Ranked 12th. 4 times more than Philippines
0.882%
Ranked 67th.

Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 > Per capita 0.161 per capita
Ranked 102nd.
0.193 per capita
Ranked 65th. 20% more than China

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females > Per capita 7.3 per 1,000 people
Ranked 160th.
10.17 per 1,000 people
Ranked 91st. 39% more than China

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 > Per capita 0.293 per capita
Ranked 20th. 7% more than Philippines
0.275 per capita
Ranked 46th.

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males > Per capita 8.09 per 1,000 people
Ranked 152nd.
10.54 per 1,000 people
Ranked 88th. 30% more than China

Expenditure > % of central government expenditure 18.22%
Ranked 10th. 4 times more than Philippines
4.52%
Ranked 41st.

Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 per 1000 204.13
Ranked 21st. 7% more than Philippines
190.5
Ranked 33th.
Manpower > Availability > Females per 1000 267.48
Ranked 34th. 4% more than Philippines
256.47
Ranked 54th.

Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 per 1000 158.01
Ranked 95th.
179.77
Ranked 70th. 14% more than China

Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 per 1000 246.38
Ranked 20th. 9% more than Philippines
225.14
Ranked 48th.
Manpower > Availability > Males per 1000 283.1
Ranked 25th. 9% more than Philippines
260.56
Ranked 69th.

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Female 9131990 1021069
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Male 10406544 1060319
Personnel > % of total labor force 0.48%
Ranked 120th. 20% more than Philippines
0.4%
Ranked 131st.

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males per thousand people 7.71
Ranked 143th.
10.03
Ranked 80th. 30% more than China
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females 9.13 million
Ranked 2nd. 9 times more than Philippines
1.02 million
Ranked 10th.

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