Northeast Asia Countries with the Largest Air Force
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  Overview

The countries in Northeast Asia include China, Japan, Mongolia, Taiwan, North Korea and South Korea. Today, two hotbed topics persist in the Northeast Asia - the denuclearisation of North Korea and China's pursuit of reunification with Taiwan.

Which Northeast Asia country has the largest air force?
The Northeast Asia country with the largest air force is China with a total of 3,065 war planes and attack choppers. At second and third, are Japan with 984 aircrafts and South Korea with 860 aircrafts.
The average air force size (planes and helicopters) of the countries in Northeast Asia is around 1,244.8 aircrafts.

 Compare China with Taiwan


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Planes. China has the most number of war planes - at 2,615 planes. Average size of war plane fleet among countries in Northeast Asia is around 1,008.0 planes.

Attack Helicopters. China has the largest attack chopper fleet (450 helicopters) among countries in Northeast Asia. On average, Northeast Asia countries have an attack chopper fleet size of 236.8 helicopters.


These are the Northeast Asia countries with the largest air forces:

China.

How is China strengthening its military? (Credit: Youtube/CGTN)

The country with the second-highest defence budget in the world is China. China's defence expenditure is estimated to be US$261,082M (1.90% of its GDP).

China has a military that is composed of 2,185,000 active personnel (largest in the world), 1,170,000 in reserve and 660,000 from paramilitary forces, totalling 4,015,000 or 2.9 military personnel per 1000 in population.

China has the third-largest battle tank force in the world. On land, China has a mobile force of 9,000 tanks. For aerial defence, China has an air force of 2,615 military aircrafts and 450 attack helicopters.

China has the largest naval fleet in the world. China has a naval fleet of 270 vessels, including 2 aircraft carriers, 14 nuclear submarines and 55 non-nuclear submarines. Rounding up the fleet of warships are 52 frigates, 36 destroyers and 42 corvettes.

 

 Compare China with South Korea

 Compare China with India


Japan.

How Strong Is Japan’s Military? (Credit: Youtube/Newsweek)

With a 317,500-strong military, Japan has a per-capita ratio of 2.5 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its total military consists of 247,150 active personnel, 56,000 reserve personnel and 14,350 from paramilitary forces.

On land, Japan has a mobile force of 688 tanks. For aerial defence, Japan has an air force of 777 military aircrafts and 207 attack helicopters.

Japan has a naval fleet of 73 vessels, including 20 non-nuclear submarines. Rounding up the fleet of warships are 6 frigates and 40 destroyers.

 

 Compare Japan with Sri Lanka

 Compare Japan with Brunei


South Korea.

South Korea shows off military hardware in Armed Forces Day ceremony... with one eye on North Korea (ARIRANG NEWS)

South Korea's defence expenditure is estimated to be US$43,891M (2.70% of its GDP).

South Korea has the second-largest military force in the world. With a 6,712,500-strong military, South Korea has a per-capita ratio of 130.5 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its total military consists of 599,000 active personnel, 3,100,000 reserve personnel and 3,013,500 from paramilitary forces. Its per-capita military is the second-highest in the world.

On land, South Korea has a mobile force of 2,514 tanks. For aerial defence, South Korea has an air force of 587 military aircrafts and 273 attack helicopters.

South Korea's naval fleet is the second-largest in Asia. South Korea has a naval fleet of 86 vessels, including 23 non-nuclear submarines. Other offensive warships in the naval arsenal include 14 frigates, 12 destroyers and 36 corvettes.

 

 Compare South Korea with Timor Leste

 Compare South Korea with China


North Korea.

North Korea's military among world's largest (credit: Youtube/CNN)

North Korea has the largest military force in the world. North Korea has a military of 7,769,000 personnel, with 1,280,000 active (third-largest in Asia), 600,000 in reserve and 5,889,000 from paramilitary forces, making up 306.1 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its per-capita military is the highest in the world.

North Korea's battle tank force is the second-largest in the world. On land, North Korea has a mobile force of 10,375 tanks. For aerial defence, North Korea has an air force of 576 military aircrafts and 100 attack helicopters.

North Korea's naval fleet is the third-largest in Asia. North Korea has a naval fleet of 73 vessels, including 70 non-nuclear submarines.

 

 Compare North Korea with Kyrgyzstan

 Compare North Korea with Sri Lanka


Taiwan.

Could China Take Taiwan By Force? (Credit: Youtube/CNA Insider)

The defence budget of Taiwan is estimated at US$10,420M at around 1.70% of its GDP.

Taiwan has a military of 1,831,800 personnel, with 163,000 active, 1,657,000 in reserve and 11,800 from paramilitary forces, making up 77.8 military personnel per 1000 in population.

On land, Taiwan has a mobile force of 566 tanks. For aerial defence, Taiwan has an air force of 485 military aircrafts and 154 attack helicopters.

Taiwan has a naval fleet of 31 vessels, including 4 non-nuclear submarines. The naval fleet of warships also include 22 frigates and 4 destroyers.

 

 Compare Taiwan with Bangladesh

 Compare Taiwan with Philippines


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