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Military power of Iran and China

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

Military expenditures

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

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

Land Forces

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

Air Forces

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

Navy

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

Military service

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.

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.