Iranian Armed forces

Map of Iran
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Population: 78 192 200
Area: 1 648 195 km2
Capital: Tehran

Ethnic groups: Persian, Azeri, Kurd, Lur, Baloch, Arab, Turkmen and Turkic tribes

Religions: Muslim (official) 99.4% (Shia 90-95%, Sunni 5-10%), other (includes Zoroastrian, Jewish, and Christian) 0.3%, unspecified 0.4%

Military branches: (نيروهای مسلح جمهوری اسلامی ايران‎‎) Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force (IRIAF), Khatemolanbia Air Defense Headquarters; Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Sepah-e Pasdaran-e Enqelab-e Eslami, IRGC): Ground Resistance Forces, Navy, Aerospace Force, Quds Force (special operations); Law Enforcement Forces.

Military service age and obligation: 18 years of age for compulsory military service; 16 years of age for volunteers; 17 years of age for Law Enforcement Forces; 15 years of age for Basij Forces (Popular Mobilization Army); conscript military service obligation is 18 months; women exempt from military service.
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Military budget:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu10,2 billion $

Percent of GDP:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu2,8%


Active personnel:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu550 000

Reserve personnel:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu1 800 000

Available for military:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu23 619 215


Possession of nuclear weapons:
NO

Land Forces

Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled and rocket artillery.
Tanks:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu2 569

Armoured fighting vehicles:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu1 315


Total artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu5 383

Self-propelled artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu320

Rocket artillery:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu1 493


Current equipment main models

Tanks

TypeNameNumber
Zulfiqar926
-Mobarez-
-Chieftain100
M60 Patton150
-M47 Patton168
T-72 S480
-T-6275
-Type 69200
Type 59200
T-72Z Safir200

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-Boragh140
BMP-1210
M113200
-BTR-60200
BMP-2400
-FV101 Scorpion80
-Sarir-
-Sayyad-

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
2S1 Gvozdika60
-Raad 1-
-Raad 2-
M109180
-M-197820
-M-10730
-M-11030

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
BM-21 Grad100
Fajr-319
-Fajr-519
-Shahin-
Type 631300
-Zelzal-
-Fateh-110-
-Naze'at-
-Tondar-69-

Air Forces

Total aircraft - number of all military aircrafts and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircrafts. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircrafts.
Total aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu883


Fighter aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu151

Multirole aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu88

Attack aircraft:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu49

Helicopters:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu324


Current equipment main models

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-F-14 Tomcat44
MiG-29 Fulcrum21
-HESA Saeqeh6
Chengdu J-720
F-5 Tiger II60

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Dassault Mirage F124
F-4 Phantom II64

Attack aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-HESA Azarakhsh6
Sukhoi Su-2430
Sukhoi Su-2513

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra50
-Toofan11
CH-47 Chinook32
-Bell 20568
-Bell 206 JetRanger14
-Bell 21480
Mi-1725

Navy

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.
Total naval:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu406


Aircraft carriers:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu0

Destroyers:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu0

Frigates:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu6

Corvettes:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu3

Submarines:
Ranking ArmedForces.eu40


Current equipment main models

Aircraft carriers

TypeNameNumber
--

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
--

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
-Alvand3
Moudge2
-Sahand1

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
-Bayandor2
-Hamzeh1

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Kilo3
-Besat1
-Fateh2
-Nahang1
-Ghadir21
-Yugo4
-Al-Sabehat 15 SDV5
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