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Military power of Syria and Taiwan

Country: Syria Taiwan
Capital: Damascus Taipei
Population: 17 064 854 23 519 518
Area: 185 180 km2 36 193 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Syria military forces description Taiwan military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 3,3 billion $ 10,5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5% 2,5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 178 000 290 000
Reserve personnel: 0 2 800 000
Available for military: 11 550 000 5 883 828

Land Forces

Tanks: 4 600 1 280×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 2 050
Total artillery: 3 200 1 785
Self-propelled artillery: 460 510
Rocket artillery: 582 115

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 706 787
Fighter aircraft: 278 125
Multirole aircraf: 40 190
Attack aircraft: 120 0
Helicopters: 163 250

Navy

Total naval: 64 67
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 4
Frigates: 2 20
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 2 4

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.

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.