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Military power of Syria and Israel

Country: Syria Israel
Capital: Damascus Jerusalem
Population: 17 064 854 8 238 300
Area: 185 180 km2 20 770 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 200 warheads
More: Syria military forces description Israel military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 3,3 billion $ 17,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5% 5,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 178 000 176 500
Reserve personnel: 0 445 000
Available for military: 11 550 000 1 797 960

Land Forces

Tanks: 4 600 4 170×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 6 766
Total artillery: 3 200 1 522
Self-propelled artillery: 460 614
Rocket artillery: 582 48

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 706 789
Fighter aircraft: 278 52
Multirole aircraf: 40 343
Attack aircraft: 120 25
Helicopters: 163 203

Navy

Total naval: 64 74
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 2 0
Corvettes: 0 3
Submarines: 2 5

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.

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).