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Military power of Syria & Russia

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Syria vs Russia

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Country: Syria (SY) Russia (RU)
Capital: Damascus Moscow
Population: 17 064 854 144 554 993
Area: 185 180 km2 17 098 242 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 3,3 billion $ 66,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5% 4,3%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 150 000 771 000
Reserve personnel: 0 2 000 000
Available for military: 11 550 000 34 765 736

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 4 156 20 050
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 810 27 335
Total artillery: 3 156 14 557
Self-propelled artillery: 424 5 955
Rocket artillery: 582 4 032

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 518 4 441
Fighter aircraft: 110 751
Multirole aircraf: 40 526
Attack aircraft: 96 783
Helicopters: 167 1 505

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Navy

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Total naval: 37 314
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 18
Frigates: 0 10
Corvettes: 0 83
Submarines: 0 59

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Nuclear weapons

Syria

Does not have 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.

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.

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.