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Military power of Iran and Russia

Country: Iran Russia
Capital: Tehran Moscow
Population: 78 192 200 144 554 993
Area: 1 648 195 km2 17 098 242 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 500 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 12,3 billion $ 69,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3% 5,3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 550 000 771 000
Reserve personnel: 1 800 000 2 000 000
Available for military: 23 619 215 34 765 736

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 569 20 050×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 315 30 201
Total artillery: 5 383 14 533
Self-propelled artillery: 320 5 943
Rocket artillery: 1 493 4 020

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 883 4 042
Fighter aircraft: 151 629
Multirole aircraf: 88 428
Attack aircraft: 49 752
Helicopters: 324 1 360

Navy

Total naval: 406 313
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 19
Frigates: 6 6
Corvettes: 3 83
Submarines: 40 61

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.

Russia

18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; 1-year service obligation (conscripts can only be sent to combat zones after 6 months of training); reserve obligation for non-officers to age 50; enrollment in military schools from the age of 16, cadets classified as members of the armed forces.