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Military power of China and Iran

Country: China Iran
Capital: Beijing Tehran
Population: 1 373 541 278 78 192 200
Area: 9 596 961 km2 1 648 195 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 0 warheads
More: China military forces description Iran military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 215 billion $ 12,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 300 000 550 000
Reserve personnel: 510 000 1 800 000
Available for military: 385 821 101 23 619 215

Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 2 569×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 1 315
Total artillery: 9 726 5 383
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 320
Rocket artillery: 1 770 1 493

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 883
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 151
Multirole aircraf: 567 88
Attack aircraft: 300 49
Helicopters: 1 627 324

Navy

Total naval: 749 406
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 32 0
Frigates: 51 6
Corvettes: 32 3
Submarines: 73 40

Military service

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.

Iran

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.