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Military power of Iran and South Korea

Country: Iran South Korea
Capital: Tehran Seoul
Population: 78 192 200 51 446 201
Area: 1 648 195 km2 100 210 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Iran military forces description South Korea military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 12,3 billion $ 36,8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3% 2,7%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 550 000 625 000
Reserve personnel: 1 800 000 3 100 000
Available for military: 23 619 215 13 185 794

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 569 2 446×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 315 3 290
Total artillery: 5 383 5 958
Self-propelled artillery: 320 1 890
Rocket artillery: 1 493 214

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 883 1 526
Fighter aircraft: 151 151
Multirole aircraf: 88 265
Attack aircraft: 49 0
Helicopters: 324 786

Navy

Total naval: 406 151
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 6 13
Corvettes: 3 16
Submarines: 40 15

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.

South Korea

20-30 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; minimum conscript service obligation - 21 months (Army, Marines), 23 months (Navy), 24 months (Air Force); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from military service.