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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (North Atlantic Alliance) is an intergovernmental military alliance which was signed in Washington on 4 April 1949. NATO is a system of collective security: its independent member states agree to defend each other against attacks by others countries. NATO's main headquarters are located in Brussels. The following twelve states signed the treaty and became the founding members: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom and United States. The following states joined the treaty after 1949: Greece, Germany, Turkey and Spain. Members who joined after the dissolution of the Soviet Union: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro and North Macedonia.

Before and during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, several NATO countries sent army to reinforce the alliance's eastern flank. Alliance had deployed 40,000 troops along its 2,500 kilometres long Eastern flank to deter possible Russian aggression. On 5 July the North Atlantic Alliance members signed off on the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland and formally approved the decisions of the NATO summit.

Finland joined the alliance on 4 April 2023.

Syria is a country located in Middle East with an area of 185,180 km2 (land boundries: 2,363 km and costline 193 km). The capital of Syria is Damascus. The number of inhabitants is 17,500,657.

The SAF's inventory is comprised mostly of Russian and Soviet-era equipment. Russia has supplied nearly all of Syria's imported weapons systems, although China and Iran have also provided military equipment.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 1157.71 billion $ 1.8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0% 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: 3,142,889 169,000
Reserve personnel: 2,748,132 0
Available for military: 206,903,543 11,550,000

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

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Tanks: 14,125 3,507
Armoured fighting vehicles: 86,709 4,639
Total artillery: 12,997 3,343
Self-propelled artillery: 4,359 502
Rocket artillery: 2,485 691

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: 21,104 470
Fighter aircraft: 1,104 108
Multirole aircraft: 3,586 29
Attack aircraft: 728 90
Helicopters: 8,293 171
UCAV (combat drone): 556 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: 1,916 43
Aircraftcarriers: 28 0
Destroyers: 119 0
Frigates: 113 0
Corvettes: 54 0
Submarines: 144 0

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

NATO

Data not available

Syria

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

NATO

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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.