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Military power of Syria and China

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

Military expenditures

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

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

Land Forces

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

Air Forces

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

Navy

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

Military service

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.

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.