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Military power of Russia and Syria

Country: Russia Syria
Capital: Moscow Damascus
Population: 144 554 993 17 064 854
Area: 17 098 242 km2 185 180 km2
Nuclear weapons: 7 500 warheads 0 warheads
More: Russia military forces description Syria military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 69,2 billion $ 3,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,3% 5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 771 000 178 000
Reserve personnel: 2 000 000 0
Available for military: 34 765 736 11 550 000

Land Forces

Tanks: 20 050 4 600×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 30 201 4 000
Total artillery: 14 533 3 200
Self-propelled artillery: 5 943 460
Rocket artillery: 4 020 582

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 4 042 706
Fighter aircraft: 629 278
Multirole aircraf: 428 40
Attack aircraft: 752 120
Helicopters: 1 360 163

Navy

Total naval: 313 64
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 19 0
Frigates: 6 2
Corvettes: 83 0
Submarines: 61 2

Military service

Russia

18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; 1-year service obligation (conscripts can only be sent to combat zones after 6 months of training); reserve obligation for non-officers to age 50; enrollment in military schools from the age of 16, cadets classified as members of the armed forces.

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.