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Military power of Syria and United Kingdom

Country: Syria United Kingdom
Capital: Damascus London
Population: 17 064 854 65 110 000
Area: 185 180 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
More: Syria military forces description United Kingdom military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 3,3 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 178 000 156 940
Reserve personnel: 0 75 110
Available for military: 11 550 000 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 4 600 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 4 673
Total artillery: 3 200 532
Self-propelled artillery: 460 117
Rocket artillery: 582 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 706 886
Fighter aircraft: 278 141
Multirole aircraf: 40 89
Attack aircraft: 120 0
Helicopters: 163 386

Navy

Total naval: 64 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 2 13
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 2 11

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.

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.