Military


Syria - Army Equipment

Totals in this table do not reflect combat attrition sustained during the ongoing civil war.

ARMY
1990 1995 2000 2001 2003 2005 2010 2013 2015
Personnel ,000 215 200 220 110
SYSTEMS Inventory
1990 1995 2000 2001 2003 2005 2010 2013 2015
MBT 4000 4600 4850 4700 4700 4600 ~4850 ~4850 ~4850
T-54 2,050 2100 - - - - - - -
T-55/T-55MV 2150 2000 2000 2000 2250 22501 2250
T-62K/T-62M 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
T-72/T-72M 950 1500 1700 1700 1700 1600 ~1600 ~1600 ~1600
RECCE 550 1000 935 935 725 800 590 590 590
BRDM-2 550 1000 850 850 600 800 590 590 590
BRDM-2Rkh2 - - 85 85 125 +? +? +? +?
AIFV 2250 2310 2350 2350+ 2700+ 2200 ~2450 ~2450 ~2450
BMP-1 2,250 2250 2250 2250 2600 2100 ~2450 ~2450 ~2450
BMP-2 - 60 100 100 100 100
BMP-3 - - + + + -
APC 1500 1500 1500 1600+ 1600+ 1600+ 1500 1500 1500
BTR-40 1500 1500 1500 - - - - - -
BTR-152 1600+ 1600+ 1600+ 500 500 500
BTR-50 1000 1000 1000
BTR-60/BTR-70
OT-64 - - - - - - - -
TOWED ARTY ~1460 ~1630 ~1630 ~1630 ~1630 ~1530 ~1980 ~1980 ~1980
122mm M-1931/M-37/U/I 122mm 100 100 100 100 100 100 5003 5003 5003
  M-1938/M-30 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150
  D-30 500 500 500 500 500 600 500 500 500
130mm M-46 650 800 800 800 800 600 ~750 ~750 ~750
152mm M-1937/ML-20 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
  D-20 - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
180mm S-23 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
SP ARTY 186 450 450 450 450 430 ~500 ~500 ~500
122mm 2S1 100 400 400 400 400 380 400 400 400
  T-34/D-304 36 - - - - - ~50 50+ 50?
152mm 2S3 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
MRL ~250 ~480 ~480 ~480 ~480 ~480 ~500 ~500 ~500
107mm Type 63 - 200 200 200 200 200 ~200 ~200 ~200
122mm BM-21 250 280 280 280 280 280 ~300 ~300 ~300
SSM LAUNCHERS
FROG-7 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
SS-21 18 18 18 18 18 ~18 18+ 18+ 18+
Scud B/C/Scud D/Scud Clone 18 25 26 26 26 26 38 38 38
SS-C-1B - - 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
SS-C-3 - - 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
ATGW
AT-35 700 3000 3000 3500 3500 3000 410 - -
AT-4 200 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150
AT-5 - - 200 200 200 40 40 40 40
AT-7 - - - + + + + + +
AT-10 - - + 2000 2000 800 800 800 800
AT-14 - - + + + + 1000 1000 1000
Milan 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200
AIR DEFENSE
ZU-23-2 400 650 650 650 650 650 600 600 600
ZSU-23-4 300 400 400 400 400 400 ~400 ~400?1 ~400?1
M-1939 (37mm) 200 300 300 300 300 300 ~300 ~300? ~300?
S-60 (57mm) 400 675 675 675 675 675 600 600 600
ZSU-57-2 10 10 10 10 10 10 - - -
KS-19 (100mm) - 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
SA-7 - 4000 4000 4000 4000 4000 4000+ 4000+ 4000+
SA-8 - - - - - 160 14 14 14
SA-9 - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
SA-11 - - - - - 20 20 20 20
SA-13 - 35 35 35 35 35 30 30 30
SA-14 - - - - - - + 100 100
SA-18 - - - - - - - + +

Sources: The Military Balance, International Institute for Strategic Studies; SIPRI

Notes

    1 - This number includes or may include vehicles in storage.

    2 - In 2005, IISS's The Military Balance stopped separating BDRM-2 and BRDM-2Rkh vehicles, appearing to have folded the 2 numbers together.

    3 - This number includes another 500 122mm artillery pieces of unknown types reported to be in storage.

    4 - The gap in reporting of the D-30 mounted on the T-34 chassis suggests that these weapons were in storage as of 2010.

    5 - Number includes self-propelled launchers based on the BRDM-2 vehicle. It is possible that after 2010, the remaining stores of AT-3s were placed in storage.




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