Syrian Armed forces

Map of Syria
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Population: 17 064 854
Area: 185 180 km2
Capital: Damascus

Ethnic groups: Arab 90.3%, Kurds, Armenians, and other 9.7%

Religions: Muslim 87% (official; includes Sunni 74% and Alawi, Ismaili, and Shia 13%), Christian 10% (includes Orthodox, Uniate, and Nestorian), Druze 3%, Jewish

Military branches: (القوات المسلحة العربية السورية‎) Land Forces, Naval Forces, Air Forces (includes Air Defense Forces).

Military service age and obligation: 18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months; women are not conscripted but may volunteer to serve; re-enlistment obligation 5 years, with retirement after 15 years or age 40 or 20 years or age 45.
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Military budget:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu3,3 billion $

Percent of GDP:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu5%


Active personnel:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu220 000

Reserve personnel:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu0

Available for military:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu11 550 000


Possession of nuclear weapons:
NO

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.eu4 600

Armoured fighting vehicles:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu4 000


Total artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu3 200

Self-propelled artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu460

Rocket artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu582


Current equipment main models

Tanks

TypeNameNumber
T-90 A10
T-721500
-T-62 M/K1000
T-55 MV/AM/AMV2000
PT-7680

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
BMP-12000
BMP-2100
BTR-80/82A50
-BRDM-2700
-BTR-60PB/PU-12-
-BTR-50550
-BTR-152300
-BTR-40120

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
2S1 Gvozdika300
2S3 Akatsiya100
-2S4 Tyulpan24

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
BM-21 Grad200
-BM-24-
-BM-1450
BM-27 Uragan36
BM-30 Smerch-
-Khaibar100
Fajr-3-
-Fajr-5-
-Ra'ad-
-Falaq-2-
Type 63100
-OTR-21 Tochka12
-Scud-B42
-FROG-718

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.eu706


Fighter aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu278

Multirole aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu40

Attack aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu120

Helicopters:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu163


Current equipment main models

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-MiG-25 (PD, RB)38
-MiG-23 MLD80
MiG-21 (MF/Bis, U/UM, R)160

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber
MiG-29 B34
MiG-29 UB6

Attack aircraft

TypeNameNumber
Su-24 MK220
Su-22 M-2/M-3/M-450
-MiG-23 BN50

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
Mil Mi-24 33
-SA-342 Gazelle30
-Mil Mi-220
Mil Mi-8, Mi-17 Hip80

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.eu64


Aircraft carriers:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu0

Destroyers:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu0

Frigates:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu2

Corvettes:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu0

Submarines:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu2


Current equipment main models

Aircraft carriers

TypeNameNumber
--

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
--

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
-Petya III2

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
--

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Romeo-class2
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