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Russian Armed forces

Russia
Population
Military budget
Active personnel
Nuclear weapons
144 554 993
66,3 billion $
771 000
7 500 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Moscow
Area: 17 098 242 km2
Population: 144 554 993
Etnic groups: Russian 77.7%, Tatar 3.7%, Ukrainian 1.4%, Bashkir 1.1%, Chuvash 1%, Chechen 1%, other 10.2%
Religions: Russian Orthodox 15-20%, Muslim 10-15%, other Christian 2%

Military branches

(Вооружённые Си́лы Росси́йской Федера́ции) Ground Troops (Sukhoputnyye Voyskia, SV), Navy (Voyenno-Morskoy Flot, VMF), Air Forces (Voyenno-Vozdushniye Sily, VVS); Airborne Troops (Vozdushno-Desantnyye Voyska, VDV), Missile Troops of Strategic Purpose (Raketnyye Voyska Strategicheskogo Naznacheniya, RVSN) referred to commonly as Strategic Rocket Forces, and Aerospace Defense Troops (Voyska Vozdushno-Kosmicheskoy Oborony or Voyska VKO) are independent "combat arms," not subordinate to any of the three branches; Russian Ground Troops include the following combat arms: motorized-rifle troops, tank troops, missile and artillery troops, air defense of the Ground Troops.

Military service

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.

Military expenditures

Military budget
66,3 billion $

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Percent of GDP
4,3

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Manpower

Active personnel
771 000

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Reserve
2 000 000

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Available
34 765 736

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Land Forces

Tanks
20 050

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

AFV
27 335

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Artillery
14 557

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Self-propelled guns
5 955

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Rocket artillery
4 032

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.

Tanks

TypeNameNumber
-T-642000
-T-622500

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-BTR-7095
-BRDM-22000
-MT-LB6500
-BTR-603680
-BTR-9080
-Ural Typhoon180

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
-2S5 Giatsint-S703
-2S4 Tyulpan128
-2S7M Malka32

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
-9A52-4 Tornado136
-OTR-21 Tochka48
-9K720 Iskander-M138

Air Forces

Total aircraft
4 441

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Fighters
751

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Multirole
526

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Attack
783

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Helicopters
1 505

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Total aircraft - number of all military aircraft and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircraft. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircraft.

Fighter aircraft

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Su-3320

Attack and bomber aircraft

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-Mil Mi-2635
-Kamov Ka-22640
-Kamov Ka-2786
-Kazan Ansat50
-Kamov Ka-277
-Eurocopter AS3503
-Eurocopter AS3552
-Mil Mi-219
-Kamov Ka-22631
-Kazan Ansat31

Navy

Total naval
314

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Aircraftcarriers
1

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Destroyers
18

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Frigates
10

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Corvettes
83

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Submarines
59

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.

Aircraftcarriers

TypeNameNumber

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
-Kashin-class1
-Slava (Cruiser)3

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
-Nanuchka-class12
-Parchim-class 6
-Gepard-class 2
-Buyan-class 3
-Buyan M-class 6
-Bora-class2
-Gepard-class2

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Delta III1
-Delta IV6
-Sierra II-class 2
-Victor III-class 3
-Yasen-class1
-Kilo-class15
-Improved Kilo (Project 636)6
-Lada-class 1
-Yasen1
-Sierra I1