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Military power of Iran and Syria

Country: Iran Syria
Capital: Tehran Damascus
Population: 78 192 200 17 064 854
Area: 1 648 195 km2 185 180 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Iran military forces description Syria military forces description

Military expenditures

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

Active personnel: 550 000 178 000
Reserve personnel: 1 800 000 0
Available for military: 23 619 215 11 550 000

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 569 4 600×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 315 4 000
Total artillery: 5 383 3 200
Self-propelled artillery: 320 460
Rocket artillery: 1 493 582

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 883 706
Fighter aircraft: 151 278
Multirole aircraf: 88 40
Attack aircraft: 49 120
Helicopters: 324 163

Navy

Total naval: 406 64
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 2
Corvettes: 3 0
Submarines: 40 2

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.

Syria

18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months; women are not conscripted but may volunteer to serve; re-enlistment obligation 5 years, with retirement after 15 years or age 40 or 20 years or age 45.