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Military power of United Kingdom and Syria

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
More: United Kingdom military forces description Syria military forces description

Military expenditures

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

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

Land Forces

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

Air Forces

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

Navy

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

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.