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Military power of United Kingdom and Syria

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

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

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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 150 000
Reserve personnel: 75 110 0
Available for military: 14 856 917 11 550 000

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Land Forces

Tanks: 407 4 156×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 3 810
Total artillery: 532 3 156
Self-propelled artillery: 117 424
Rocket artillery: 50 582

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 888 518
Fighter aircraft: 141 110
Multirole aircraf: 91 40
Attack aircraft: 0 96
Helicopters: 386 167

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Navy

Total naval: 76 37
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 6 0
Frigates: 13 0
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 11 0

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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.

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.