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Chinese Armed forces

Map of China
www.cia.gov
Population: 1 376 049 000
Area: 9 596 961 km2
Capital: Beijing

Ethnic groups: Han Chinese 91.6%, Zhuang 1.3%, other 7.1%

Religions: Buddhist 18.2%, Christian 5.1%, Muslim 1.8%, folk religion 21.9%, Hindu < .1%, Jewish < .1%, other 0.7% unaffiliated 52.2%

Military branches: (People's Liberation Army - 中国人民解放军 ) 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.

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.
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Military budget:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu141 billion $

Percent of GDP:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu1,5%


Active personnel:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu2 285 000

Reserve personnel:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu510 000

Available for military:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu385 821 101


Possession of nuclear weapons:
YES

Warheads:
260

Land Forces

Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled and rocket artillery.
Tanks:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu9 150

Armoured fighting vehicles:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu4 788


Total artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu9 726

Self-propelled artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu1 710

Rocket artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu1 770


Current equipment main models

Tanks

TypeNameNumber
Type 99800
Type 962500
-Type 88500
-Type 79300
-Type 69300
Type 592360

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
Type 861000
ZBD-97400
Type 92900
ZBD2000-
-Type 631000
-Type 89-

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
-Type 05276
-Type 88-
-Type 89-

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
-SY400-
-SY300-
-WS-1-
-WS-2-
-WS-3-

Air Forces

Total aircraft - number of all military aircrafts and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircrafts. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircrafts.
Total aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu3 358


Fighter aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu1 215

Multirole aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu535

Attack aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu300

Helicopters:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu3 358


Current equipment main models

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber
Su-2775
Su-30MKK97
Shenyang J-11229
-Shenyang J-8240
Chengdu J-7558

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber
Xian JH-7240
Chengdu J-10274
-Shenyang J-1624

Attack aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Nanchang Q-5160
Xian H-6150

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
Mil Mi-8/17320
Harbin Z-9319
-Harbin Z-19105
-Changhe Z-11100
-CAIC WZ-1091
Sikorsky S-7020
-Changhe Z-8/SA321108
-Kamov Ka-319
-Kamov Ka-2819

Navy

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.
Total naval:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu736


Aircraft carriers:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu1

Destroyers:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu25

Frigates:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu49

Corvettes:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu23

Submarines:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu69


Current equipment main models

Aircraft carriers

TypeNameNumber
Kuznetsov-class1

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
Type 052D2
-Type 051C2
Type 052C6
-Type 052B2
Sovremenny-class 4
-Type 0516

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
Type 054A22
-Type 0542
Type 053H310
-Type 053H2G4
-Type 05313

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
Type 05623

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
Type 0944
-Type 0921
-Type 0951
-Type 0932
Type 0913
Type 039A15
-Type 03913
-Kilo12
-Type 03517
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