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Military power of Syria and North Korea

Country: Syria North Korea
Capital: Damascus Pyongyang
Population: 17 064 854 24 895 000
Area: 185 180 km2 120 540 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads <10 warheads
More: Syria military forces description North Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 3,3 billion $ 15 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5% 20,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 178 000 1 190 000
Reserve personnel: 0 600 000
Available for military: 11 550 000 6 515 279

Land Forces

Tanks: 4 600 6 000×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 4 000
Total artillery: 3 200 13 000
Self-propelled artillery: 460 4 500
Rocket artillery: 582 5 000

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 706 906
Fighter aircraft: 278 349
Multirole aircraf: 40 35
Attack aircraft: 120 154
Helicopters: 163 202

Navy

Total naval: 64 525
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 2 6
Corvettes: 0 6
Submarines: 2 75

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.

North Korea

18 is presumed to be the legal minimum age for compulsory military service; 16-17 is the presumed legal minimum age for voluntary service.