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Military power of Russia & Azerbaijan

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Russia vs Azerbaijan

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Country: Russia (RU) Azerbaijan (AZ)
Capital: Moscow Baku
Population: 146,171,015 10,127,874
Area: 17,098,242 km2 86,600 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 61.7 billion $ 2.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 4.3% 5%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1,154,000 126,000
Reserve personnel: 2,000,000 330,000
Available for military: 34,765,736 3,000,000

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 12,270 665
Armoured fighting vehicles: 26,831 1,637
Total artillery: 18,497 740
Self-propelled artillery: 6,532 237
Rocket artillery: 4,359 196

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 5,552 127
Fighter aircraft: 792 5
Multirole aircraf: 832 13
Attack aircraft: 880 11
Helicopters: 1,724 75
UCAV (combat drone): 30 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 664 31
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 18 0
Frigates: 11 1
Corvettes: 83 0
Submarines: 59 4

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Nuclear weapons

Russia

The second most important state when it comes to researching, developing, and then storing nuclear weapon. Although the Russians managed to catch up with Americans later on, it was only in 1949 that the first nuclear test conducted by then the Soviet Union occurred. It was still quite a surprise for the Western Powers, who believed that Russia won’t be capable of producing nuclear warheads until 1953-1954. After the first test, the nation in question started to rapidly increase the amount of warheads they possessed. In the end of 1980s, they were the leading power when it comes to total number of warheads stored. It was approximately 40,000 warheads.

Nowadays, similarly to United States, the Russians store a total number of 6490 warheads, what is scarcely more than USA. When it comes to the number of deployed warheads, the amount is the same as in case of Americans, namely 1600 deployed warheads. We should also remember about the fact that Russia conducted over 700 tests, what makes them the second most important nation when it comes to developing nuclear weapons. However, it was the Soviet Union that managed to create the biggest bomb in the world. Known as Tsar Bomba, it had blast yield of 50 megatons of TNT.

Azerbaijan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Russia

18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; 1-year service obligation (conscripts can only be sent to combat zones after 6 months of training); reserve obligation for non-officers to age 50; enrollment in military schools from the age of 16, cadets classified as members of the armed forces.

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.