USA as a NATO member, can count on the support of the Alliance. About such power we will not speak. But we can analyze the military power of both countries.
The number of inhabitants. The population of Russia in 2013 was 143 million people. In the US there are at least 315 million.
Mobilization. Potential mobilization reserve of Russia is 31 million people. In the United States there are 56 million people.
Exhaustion. During the war the United States will be able to fill its own losses much longer and more efficiently than Russia.
The number of Russian military is 1 million people. The number of US army is 1.4 million people, and they are professionals. In addition, approximately 1.3 million people are in the reserves. They have a contract with the US Department of defense; also they are regularly take part in military training and exercises.
Technical equipment (tanks). In 2012 the US army had 1963 tanks “Abrams”, 2,400 tanks M1A1 and 2,385 tanks M1. The Russian army has 500 tanks T-90 and 4500 tanks T-80. There are also about 12500 tanks T-72 of the old versions.
Technical equipment (IFV). The US army has 6.5 thousand infantry fighting vehicles “Bradley”, and Russia has 700 BMP-3, BMP-4300-2 and 8 thousand BMP-1.
Technical equipment (armored personnel carriers). Park the armored cars of Russia is 4900 APC 70. Russian troops have about 1,500 BMD of different modifications. The US army has more than 16 000 Armored personnel carriers.
Artillery is one of the main components of success of operations on the ground. The US army has about 2000 ACS and 1,500 towed guns. Also the US military has about 830 MLRS.
Russian artillery has more than 6,800 self-propelled guns and 7,500 guns. Also, the Russian army has 3500 RZSO.
Helicopters. The armies of the United States and Russia have a lot of helicopters. The US army has around 2700 combat helicopters, and the number of Russian helicopters is approximately 2 times smaller – 1368 units.
Technical equipment of the United States. The number of combat aircraft the U.S. air force is the first in the world. In 2011 the regular army of the United States had 144 bomber, 297 stormtroopers, 1629 fighters. USA is the only country in the world that has fifth generation fighter – F-22 Raptor. Military-the U.S. Navy has at least 867 fighters. Only the US army is 2937 aircraft (in 2008).
Technical equipment of the Russian air force. This information is confidential. According to experts, whose data may be unreliable, Russia has 80 bombers, 150 long-range bombers, 241 attack aircraft, 26 bombers. Approximately, the Russian army has 1614 combat helicopter, which is 2 times less than in the United States.
The main trump card of the Russian aircraft is the missile of class “air-air” R-37. It can be used in a variety of fighter jets and strike targets at a distance of 300 kilometers. Russia is also working on a project of missiles KS-172, which can hit targets at a distance of 400 kilometers.