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Military power of Russia and Turkey

Country: Russia Turkey
Capital: Moscow Ankara
Population: 144 554 993 79 814 871
Area: 17 098 242 km2 783 562 km2
Nuclear weapons: 7 500 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 69,2 billion $ 18,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,3% 2,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 771 000 685 862
Reserve personnel: 2 000 000 407 122
Available for military: 34 765 736 21 079 077

Land Forces

Tanks: 20 050 2 435×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 30 201 7 947
Total artillery: 14 533 2 546
Self-propelled artillery: 5 943 1 087
Rocket artillery: 4 020 462

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 4 042 1 351
Fighter aircraft: 629 49
Multirole aircraf: 428 245
Attack aircraft: 752 0
Helicopters: 1 360 606

Navy

Total naval: 313 145
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 19 0
Frigates: 6 16
Corvettes: 83 9
Submarines: 61 12

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.

Turkey

21-41 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary service; 12 months conscript obligation for non-university graduates, 6-12 months for university graduates (graduates of higher education may perform 6 months of military service as short-term privates, or 12 months as reserve officers); conscripts are called to register at age 20, for service at 21; women serve in the Turkish Armed Forces only as officers; reserve obligation to age 41; Turkish citizens with a residence or work permit who have worked abroad for at least 3 years (1095 days) can be exempt from military service in exchange for 6,000 EUR or its equivalent in foreign currencies; a law passed in December 2014 introduced a one-time payment scheme which exempted Turkish citizens 27 and older from conscription in exchange for a payment of $8,150.