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Military power of Iran and North Korea

Country: Iran North Korea
Capital: Tehran Pyongyang
Population: 78 192 200 24 895 000
Area: 1 648 195 km2 120 540 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads <10 warheads
More: Iran military forces description North Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 12,3 billion $ 15 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3% 20,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 550 000 1 190 000
Reserve personnel: 1 800 000 600 000
Available for military: 23 619 215 6 515 279

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 569 6 000×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 315 4 000
Total artillery: 5 383 13 000
Self-propelled artillery: 320 4 500
Rocket artillery: 1 493 5 000

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 883 906
Fighter aircraft: 151 349
Multirole aircraf: 88 35
Attack aircraft: 49 154
Helicopters: 324 202

Navy

Total naval: 406 525
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 6
Corvettes: 3 6
Submarines: 40 75

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.

North Korea

18 is presumed to be the legal minimum age for compulsory military service; 16-17 is the presumed legal minimum age for voluntary service.