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Military power of Russia & Japan

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Country: Russia (RU) Japan (JP)
Capital: Moscow Tokyo
Population: 144 554 993 126 880 000
Area: 17 098 242 km2 377 944 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 66,3 billion $ 46,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 4,3% 1%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 771 000 247 150
Reserve personnel: 2 000 000 56 100
Available for military: 34 765 736 27 301 443

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 20 050 686
Armoured fighting vehicles: 27 335 2 905
Total artillery: 14 557 1 179
Self-propelled artillery: 5 955 226
Rocket artillery: 4 032 99

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 4 441 1 654
Fighter aircraft: 751 154
Multirole aircraf: 526 134
Attack aircraft: 783 0
Helicopters: 1 505 719

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Navy

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Total naval: 314 129
Aircraftcarriers: 1 4
Destroyers: 18 38
Frigates: 10 0
Corvettes: 83 6
Submarines: 59 17

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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.

Japan

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.

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.