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Military power of Russia and USA

Country: Russia USA
Capital: Moscow Washington
Population: 144 554 993 324 527 000
Area: 17 098 242 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 7 500 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: Russia military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 69,2 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,3% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 771 000 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 2 000 000 811 000
Available for military: 34 765 736 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 20 050 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 30 201 46 000
Total artillery: 14 533 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 5 943 950
Rocket artillery: 4 020 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 4 042 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 629 388
Multirole aircraf: 428 2 062
Attack aircraft: 752 470
Helicopters: 1 360 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 313 436
Aircraftcarriers: 1 20
Destroyers: 19 85
Frigates: 6 0
Corvettes: 83 0
Submarines: 61 70

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.

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.