Syrian Armed forces

Syria
Population
17 064 854
Military budget
3,3 billion $
Active personnel
150 000
Nuclear weapons
0 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Damascus
Area: 185 180 km2
Population: 17 064 854
Etnic groups: Arab 90.3%, Kurds, Armenians, and other 9.7%
Religions: Muslim 87% (official; includes Sunni 74% and Alawi, Ismaili, and Shia 13%), Christian 10% (includes Orthodox, Uniate, and Nestorian), Druze 3%, Jewish

Military branches

(القوات المسلحة العربية السورية‎) Land Forces, Naval Forces, Air Forces (includes Air Defense Forces).

Military service

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.

Military expenditures

Military budget
3,3 billion $

(USA)

Percent of GDP
5

Manpower

Active personnel
150 000

(China)

Reserve
0

(China)

Available
11 550 000

(China)

Land Forces

Tanks
4 156

(Russia)

AFV
3 810

(USA)

Artillery
3 156

(Russia)

Self-propelled guns
424

(Russia)

Rocket artillery
582
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-62 M/K1000

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-BRDM-2700
-BTR-60PB/PU-12-
-BTR-50550
-BTR-152300
-BTR-40120

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
-2S4 Tyulpan24

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
-BM-24-
-BM-1450
-Khaibar100
-Fajr-5-
-Ra'ad-
-Falaq-2-
-OTR-21 Tochka12
-Scud-B42
-FROG-718

Air Forces

Total aircraft
518

(USA)

Fighters
110

(China)

Multirole
40

(USA)

Attack
96

(Russia)

Helicopters
167

(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

TypeNameNumber
-MiG-25 (PD, RB)2
-MiG-23 MLD55

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-MiG-23 BN35

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-SA-342 Gazelle62
-Mil Mi-213
-Mil Mi-1411
-Kamov Ka-272

Navy

Total naval
37

(China)

Aircraftcarriers
0

(USA)

Destroyers
0

(USA)

Frigates
0

(China)

Corvettes
0

(Russia)

Submarines
0

(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
--

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
--

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
--

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
--

Nuclear weapons

Does not have nuclear weapons.