Military


Syria - Army Equipment

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

ARMY
1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2017 2020 2025 2030
Personnel ,000 TOTAL 200 220 290
Active .. .. .. .. .. .. 90 .. .. ..
National Defence Force .. .. .. .. .. .. 150 .. .. ..
Other Militia .. .. .. .. .. .. 50 .. .. ..
Reserves .. .. .. .. .. .. ?? .. .. ..
SYSTEMS Inventory
MBT 4000 4600 4850 4600 4850 4850 ? ? ? ?
T-54 2,050 2100 - - - - ? ? ? ?
T-55/T-55MV 2150 2000 2250 22501 ? ? ? ?
T-62K/T-62M 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 ? ? ? ?
T-72/T-72M 950 1500 1700 1600 1600 1600 ? ? ? ?
RECCE 550 1000 935 800 590 590 ? ? ? ?
BRDM-2 550 1000 850 800 590 590 ? ? ? ?
BRDM-2Rkh2 - - 85 +? +? +? ? ? ? ?
AIFV 2250 2310 2350 2200 2450 2450 ? ? ? ?
BMP-1 2,250 2250 2250 2100 2450 2450 ? ? ? ?
BMP-2 - 60 100 100 ? ? ? ?
BMP-3 - - + - ? ? ? ?
APC 1500 1500 1500 1600 1500 1500 ? ? ? ?
BTR-40 1500 1500 1500 - - - ? ? ? ?
BTR-152 1600 500 500 ? ? ? ?
BTR-50 1000 1000 ? ? ? ?
BTR-60/BTR-70 ? ? ? ?
OT-64 - - - - - -
TOWED ARTY 1460 1630 1630 1530 1980 1980 ? ? ? ?
122mm M-1931/M-37/U/I 100 100 100 100 5003 5003 ? ? ? ?
  M-1938/M-30 150 150 150 150 150 150 ? ? ? ?
  D-30 500 500 500 600 500 500 ? ? ? ?
130mm M-46 650 800 800 600 750 750 ? ? ? ?
152mm M-1937/ML-20 50 50 50 50 50 50 ? ? ? ?
  D-20 - 20 20 20 20 20 ? ? ? ?
180mm S-23 10 10 10 10 10 10 ? ? ? ?
SP ARTY 186 450 450 430 500 500 ? ? ? ?
130mm M46-1M SY/RU - - - - + + + + +
122mm 2S1 100 400 400 380 400 400 ? ? ? ?
  T-34/D-304 36 - - - 50 50 ? ? ? ?
152mm 2S3 50 50 50 50 50 50 ? ? ? ?
MRL 250 480 480 480 500 500 ? ? ? ?
107mm Type 63 - 200 200 200 200 200 ? ? ? ?
122mm BM-21 250 280 280 280 300 300 ? ? ? ?
SSM LAUNCHERS
FROG-7 18 18 18 18 18 18 ? ? ? ?
SS-21 18 18 18 18 18 18 ? ? ? ?
Scud B/C/Scud D 18 25 26 26 38 38 ? ? ? ?
SS-C-1B - - 4 4 4 4 ? ? ? ?
SS-C-3 - - 6 6 6 6 ? ? ? ?
ATGW
AT-35 700 3000 3000 3000 410 - ? ? ? ?
AT-4 200 150 150 150 150 150 ? ? ? ?
AT-5 - - 200 40 40 40 ? ? ? ?
AT-7 - - - + + + ? ? ? ?
AT-10 - - + 800 800 800 ? ? ? ?
AT-14 - - + + 1000 1000 ? ? ? ?
Milan 200 200 200 200 200 200 ? ? ? ?
AIR DEFENSE
ZU-23-2 400 650 650 650 600 600 ? ? ? ?
ZSU-23-4 300 400 400 400 400 4001 ? ? ? ?
M-1939 (37mm) 200 300 300 300 300 300 ? ? ? ?
S-60 (57mm) 400 675 675 675 600 600 ? ? ? ?
ZSU-57-2 10 10 10 10 - - ? ? ? ?
KS-19 (100mm) - 25 25 25 25 25 ? ? ? ?
SA-7 - 4000 4000 4000 4000 4000 ? ? ? ?
SA-8 - - - 160 14 14 ? ? ? ?
SA-9 - 20 20 20 20 20 ? ? ? ?
SA-11 - - - 20 20 20 ? ? ? ?
SA-13 - 35 35 35 30 30 ? ? ? ?
SA-14 - - - - + 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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