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Country: China (CN) Armenia (AM)
Capital: Beijing Yerevan
Population: 1 373 541 278 2 998 600
Area: 9 596 961 km2 29 743 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 228 billion $ 0,5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 4,7%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 2 300 000 45 000
Reserve personnel: 8 000 000 210 000
Available for military: 385 821 101 809 576

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 7 760 529
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 000 1 000
Total artillery: 9 726 293
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 38
Rocket artillery: 1 770 105

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 4 182 65
Fighter aircraft: 1 150 0
Multirole aircraf: 629 0
Attack aircraft: 270 13
Helicopters: 1 170 42

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Navy

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Total naval: 780 0
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 36 0
Frigates: 54 0
Corvettes: 42 0
Submarines: 76 0

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Nuclear weapons

China

The last of five nuclear-weapon states under the NPT, which at this moment possesses approximately 280 nuclear warheads in total. Nevertheless, the number of deployed bombs is unknown. The first test that occurred to be successful occurred in 1964. The main goal of Chinese was to build a deterrent against two major nuclear powers, namely The United States as well as The Soviet Union. The nation decided to choose dried lake for the nuclear site, Lop Nur. Although China developed and tested its first atomic device only in 1964, they managed to test their first hydrogen bomb only 32 months later. As a result, they can boast with the shortest period between developing fission and fusion technology.

China managed to conduct 45 tests of nuclear weapons. Still, the data regarding the stockpile of accumulated warheads is uncertain. The same thing concerns the number of deployed warheads. It is all due to the limited information that the country provides. We should also bear in mind that they are the only country out of five nuclear-weapon states under the NPT that does not give a positive security assurance.

Armenia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.

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.