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Belarus vs Azerbaijan

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Belarus is a country located in Eastern Europe with an area of 207,595 km2 (land boundries: 3,599 km and costline 0 km (landlocked)). The capital of Belarus is Minsk. The number of inhabitants is 9,349,645.

Belarus has close security ties with Russia. In 2022, Belarus allowed Russian military forces to stage on its territory during its invasion of Ukraine. Russia is the principal supplier of arms to Belarus, and Belarusian troops reportedly train on Russian equipment. The inventory of the Belarus Armed Forces is comprised mostly of Russian andSoviet-origin equipment, and since 2010 Russia is the leading provider of arms. Belarus's defense industry manufactures some equipment (mostly modernized Soviet designs).

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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: 0.9 billion $ 3.8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.2% 5.5%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 916 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 63,000 126,400
Reserve personnel: 344,750 330,000
Available for military: 2,500,000 3,000,000

Active

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 652 940
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,871 2,363
Total artillery: 1,041 909
Self-propelled artillery: 440 267
Rocket artillery: 371 323

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 199 176
Fighter aircraft: 34 5
Multirole aircraft: 4 15
Attack aircraft: 67 11
Helicopters: 68 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: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

Belarus

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Azerbaijan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Belarus

18-27 years of age for compulsory military or alternative service; conscript service obligation is 12-18 months, depending on academic qualifications, and 24-36 months for alternative service, depending on academic qualifications; 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.