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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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Poland is a country located in Central Europe with an area of 312,679 km2 (land boundries: 2,865 km and costline 440 km). The capital of Poland is Warsaw. The number of inhabitants is 38,268,000.

Poland joined NATO in 1999 and hosts US-led multi-national NATO ground force battlegroup since 2007. The inventory of the Polish Armed Forces consists of a mix of Soviet-era and more modern Western weapons systems. Poland announced in March 2022 plans to increase the size of its armed forces to 300,000 personnel and to allocate at least 3% of GDP to defense. Modernization plan would include such items as 5th generation combat aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, rocket artillery, helicopters, submarines and frigates.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 1.8 billion $ 13 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5% 2.1%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 169,000 140,000
Reserve personnel: 0 515,000
Available for military: 11,550,000 10,500,000

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 3,507 627
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,639 2,662
Total artillery: 3,343 751
Self-propelled artillery: 502 577
Rocket artillery: 691 174

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: 470 456
Fighter aircraft: 108 23
Multirole aircraft: 29 48
Attack aircraft: 90 18
Helicopters: 171 212
UCAV (combat drone): 0 1

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: 43 66
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 2
Corvettes: 0 2
Submarines: 0 1

Total naval

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

Syria

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Poland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

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.

Poland

18-28 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription phased out in 2009-12; service obligation shortened from 12 to 9 months in 2005; women only allowed to serve as officers and noncommissioned officers.