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Military power of Russia & Syria

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Russia vs Syria

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Country: Russia (RU) Syria (SY)
Capital: Moscow Damascus
Population: 146,171,015 17,500,657
Area: 17,098,242 km2 185,180 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 61.7 billion $ 1.8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 4.3% 5%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1,154,000 169,000
Reserve personnel: 2,000,000 0
Available for military: 34,765,736 11,550,000

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 12,270 4,156
Armoured fighting vehicles: 26,831 3,810
Total artillery: 18,497 3,156
Self-propelled artillery: 6,532 424
Rocket artillery: 4,359 582

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 5,552 518
Fighter aircraft: 792 110
Multirole aircraf: 832 40
Attack aircraft: 880 96
Helicopters: 1,724 167
UCAV (combat drone): 30 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 664 37
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 18 0
Frigates: 11 0
Corvettes: 83 0
Submarines: 59 0

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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.

Syria

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.

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.