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Country: USA Russia
Capital: Washington Moscow
Population: 324 527 000 144 554 993
Area: 9 857 306 km2 17 098 242 km2
Nuclear weapons: 7 200 warheads 7 500 warheads
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Military expenditures

Country: USA Russia
Military budget: 554,2 billion $ 69,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,8% 5,3%

Manpower

Country: USA Russia
Active personnel: 1 301 300 771 000
Reserve personnel: 811 000 2 000 000
Available for military: 73 270 043 34 765 736

Land Forces

Country: USA Russia
Tanks: 8 848 20 050
Armoured fighting vehicles: 46 000 30 201
Total artillery: 3 269 14 533
Self-propelled artillery: 950 5 943
Rocket artillery: 1 197 4 020

Air Forces

Country: USA Russia
Total aircraft: 12 100 4 042
Fighter aircraft: 388 629
Multirole aircraf: 2 062 428
Attack aircraft: 470 752
Helicopters: 5 000 1 360

Navy

Country: USA Russia
Total naval: 436 313
Aircraftcarriers: 20 1
Destroyers: 85 19
Frigates: 0 6
Corvettes: 0 83
Submarines: 70 61

Military service

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.

Russia

18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; 1-year service obligation (conscripts can only be sent to combat zones after 6 months of training); reserve obligation for non-officers to age 50; enrollment in military schools from the age of 16, cadets classified as members of the armed forces.
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