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Military power of Syria and Jordan

Country: Syria Jordan
Capital: Damascus Amman
Population: 17 064 854 9 915 942
Area: 185 180 km2 89 341 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Syria military forces description Jordan military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 3,3 billion $ 2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5% 4,6%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 178 000 110 700
Reserve personnel: 0 65 000
Available for military: 11 550 000 3 285 575

Land Forces

Tanks: 4 600 1 321×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 3 149
Total artillery: 3 200 621
Self-propelled artillery: 460 461
Rocket artillery: 582 88

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 706 260
Fighter aircraft: 278 0
Multirole aircraf: 40 46
Attack aircraft: 120 8
Helicopters: 163 126

Navy

Total naval: 64 27
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 2 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 2 0

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.

Jordan

17 years of age for voluntary male military service; initial service term 2 years, with option to reenlist for 18 years; conscription at age 18 suspended in 1999; women are not conscripted, but can volunteer to serve in noncombat military positions in the Royal Jordanian Arab Army Women's Corps and RJAF.