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Military power of Russia & Spain

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Country: Russia (RU) Spain (ES)
Capital: Moscow Madrid
Population: 146,171,015 47,450,795
Area: 17,098,242 km2 505,990 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 61.7 billion $ 17.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 4.3% 1.2%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1,154,000 133,282
Reserve personnel: 2,000,000 15,150
Available for military: 34,765,736 11,759,557

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 12,270 327
Armoured fighting vehicles: 26,831 2,384
Total artillery: 18,497 245
Self-propelled artillery: 6,532 102
Rocket artillery: 4,359 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 5,552 532
Fighter aircraft: 792 52
Multirole aircraf: 832 86
Attack aircraft: 880 13
Helicopters: 1,724 157
UCAV (combat drone): 30 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 664 76
Aircraftcarriers: 1 1
Destroyers: 18 0
Frigates: 11 11
Corvettes: 83 0
Submarines: 59 3

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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.

Spain

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.

Spain

18-26 years of age for voluntary military service by a Spanish citizen or legal immigrant, 2-3 year obligation; women allowed to serve in all SAF branches, including combat units; no conscription, but Spanish Government retains right to mobilize citizens 19-25 years of age in a national emergency; mandatory retirement of non-NCO enlisted personnel at age 45 or 58, depending on service length.