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Military power of China and Syria

Country: China Syria
Capital: Beijing Damascus
Population: 1 373 541 278 17 064 854
Area: 9 596 961 km2 185 180 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 0 warheads
More: China military forces description Syria military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 215 billion $ 3,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 300 000 178 000
Reserve personnel: 510 000 0
Available for military: 385 821 101 11 550 000

Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 4 600×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 4 000
Total artillery: 9 726 3 200
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 460
Rocket artillery: 1 770 582

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 706
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 278
Multirole aircraf: 567 40
Attack aircraft: 300 120
Helicopters: 1 627 163

Navy

Total naval: 749 64
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 32 0
Frigates: 51 2
Corvettes: 32 0
Submarines: 73 2

Military service

China

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.

Syria

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.