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Military power of Russia and United Kingdom

Country: Russia United Kingdom
Capital: Moscow London
Population: 144 554 993 65 110 000
Area: 17 098 242 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 7 500 warheads 215 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 69,2 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,3% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 771 000 156 940
Reserve personnel: 2 000 000 75 110
Available for military: 34 765 736 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 20 050 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 30 201 4 673
Total artillery: 14 533 532
Self-propelled artillery: 5 943 117
Rocket artillery: 4 020 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 4 042 886
Fighter aircraft: 629 141
Multirole aircraf: 428 89
Attack aircraft: 752 0
Helicopters: 1 360 386

Navy

Total naval: 313 76
Aircraftcarriers: 1 1
Destroyers: 19 6
Frigates: 6 13
Corvettes: 83 0
Submarines: 61 11

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.

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.