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Military power of United Kingdom and Russia

Country: United Kingdom Russia
Capital: London Moscow
Population: 65 110 000 144 554 993
Area: 242 495 km2 17 098 242 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 7 500 warheads
More: United Kingdom military forces description Russia military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 69,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 5,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 771 000
Reserve personnel: 75 110 2 000 000
Available for military: 14 856 917 34 765 736

Land Forces

Tanks: 407 20 050×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 30 201
Total artillery: 532 14 533
Self-propelled artillery: 117 5 943
Rocket artillery: 50 4 020

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 886 4 042
Fighter aircraft: 141 629
Multirole aircraf: 89 428
Attack aircraft: 0 752
Helicopters: 386 1 360

Navy

Total naval: 76 313
Aircraftcarriers: 1 1
Destroyers: 6 19
Frigates: 13 6
Corvettes: 0 83
Submarines: 11 61

Military service

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.

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.