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Country: Israel (IL) Syria (SY)
Capital: Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized) Damascus
Population: 8 238 300 17 064 854
Area: 20 770 km2 185 180 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 17,8 billion $ 3,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,8% 5%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 176 500 150 000
Reserve personnel: 445 000 0
Available for military: 1 797 960 11 550 000

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 200 4 156
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 766 3 810
Total artillery: 1 522 3 156
Self-propelled artillery: 614 424
Rocket artillery: 48 582

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 772 518
Fighter aircraft: 52 110
Multirole aircraf: 352 40
Attack aircraft: 25 96
Helicopters: 177 167

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Navy

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Total naval: 74 37
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 3 0
Submarines: 5 0

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Nuclear weapons

Israel

Although not certain, there is a rumour that Israel was the sixth country in the world that managed to research and develop their own nuclear arsenal. However, they did not confirm that fact. Still, a lot of sources claim that they managed to prepare fully working nuclear warheads in 1966. In spite of such early dates, Israel has not joined the NPT. Up to this day, they do not confirm nor deny the possibility of having nuclear arsenal. As a result of that, Israel is said to apply quite effective, yet affordable deterring policy.

According to many organizations, the estimated numbers of nuclear weapons that Israel possesses varies from 80 up to even 200 ready to be launched nuclear weapons. What is more, there are also rumours that Israel managed to prepare special missiles that can be operational from submarines.

Syria

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).

Syria

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.