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Armenia vs Azerbaijan

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Armenia is a country located in Southwestern Asia with an area of 29,743 km2 (land boundries: 1,570 km and costline 0 km (landlocked)). The capital of Armenia is Yerevan. The number of inhabitants is 2,967,900.

Armenia has been a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) since 1994. Russia has deployed about 2,000 peacekeeping troops to the area in and around Nagorno-Karabakh as part of a cease-fire agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The inventory of the Armenian Armed Forces includes mostly Russian and Soviet-era equipment.

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Azerbaijan is a country located in Southwestern Asia with an area of 86,600 km2 (land boundries: 2,468 km and costline 0 km (landlocked); note - Azerbaijan borders the Caspian Sea (713 km)). The capital of Azerbaijan is Baku. The number of inhabitants is 10,127,874.

The inventory of the Azerbaijan military is comprised mostly of Russian and Soviet-era weapons systems with a small mix of equipment from other countries, like Israel and Turkey.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 0.6 billion $ 2.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5.5% 5%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 51,580 126,000
Reserve personnel: 210,000 330,000
Available for military: 809,576 3,000,000

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 269 940
Armoured fighting vehicles: 610 2,363
Total artillery: 236 909
Self-propelled artillery: 38 267
Rocket artillery: 103 323

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,270 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 65 176
Fighter aircraft: 0 5
Multirole aircraf: 4 15
Attack aircraft: 15 11
Helicopters: 45 97
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 0 31
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 1
Corvettes: 0 0
Submarines: 0 4

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

Armenia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Azerbaijan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Armenia

18-27 years of age for voluntary or compulsory military service; 2-year conscript service obligation; 17 year olds are eligible to become cadets at military higher education institutes, where they are classified as military personnel.

Azerbaijan

18-35 years of age for cumpulsory military service; service obligation 18 months or 12 months for university graduates; 17 years of age for voluntary service; 17 year olds are considered to be on active service at cadet military schools.