The Russian military was in a state of dismay after the fall of the Soviet Union. However under the leadership of Vladimir Putin it has rapidly reformed into a powerhouse once again.
Population: 144.5 million
Defence Budget: 69.2 billion
Total Personnel: 3,012,000
Land warfare is where Russia excels. This is due to its enormous size. Russia needs a huge amount of tanks in order to keep its borders secure all the way from Siberia to Kaliningrad. Upgraded T-90s, T-80s and T-72s have been the tanks of choice for quite some time now. However soon Russia plans to introduce the T-14 for deployment across the European border. The T-14 is a leap above the T-90, which was an evolution of previous Russian tanks. Russia also has some of the best SAMs and MLRSs in the world. Overall Russia's land forces are a massive deterrent.
Although outclassed by the US ever since the downfall and collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia is keen on modernising its air force by upgrading its older fleet and also with the introduction of new aircraft such as the SU 57. Russia has a huge amount of fighters and attack aircraft. Upcoming projects include the MiG-41 interceptor and PAK DA stealth bomber. There is no doubt that these projects are being watched carefully by the USA, as their completion would propel the Russian Air Force into the next generation. For the first time in a long time America could find that it does not have the technological gap it is used to.
Armed UAVs: 1
Attack Helicopters: 531
The Russian Navy lacks aircraft carriers, only fielding the ragged Admiral Kuznetsov. However this is because Russia doesn't need the same force projection capabilities as the US. The Russian navy instead chooses to rely on guided missile destroyers and various submarines which pack an assortment of long range missiles.
Total Vessels: 603
Carriers and LHDs: 1
Technology - for the most part
Has the best anti-air capabilities
Is lacking in many areas in comparison with the USA
Hasn't invested enough in drones
Still heavily relies on dumb bombs - which holds back advancements in precision air-to-ground munitions