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Military power of Syria and USA

Country: Syria USA
Capital: Damascus Washington
Population: 17 064 854 324 527 000
Area: 185 180 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: Syria military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 3,3 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 178 000 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 0 811 000
Available for military: 11 550 000 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 4 600 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 46 000
Total artillery: 3 200 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 460 950
Rocket artillery: 582 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 706 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 278 388
Multirole aircraf: 40 2 062
Attack aircraft: 120 470
Helicopters: 163 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 64 436
Aircraftcarriers: 0 20
Destroyers: 0 85
Frigates: 2 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 2 70

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.

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.