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Military power of Iran and USA

Country: Iran USA
Capital: Tehran Washington
Population: 78 192 200 324 527 000
Area: 1 648 195 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: Iran military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 12,3 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 550 000 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 1 800 000 811 000
Available for military: 23 619 215 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 569 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 315 46 000
Total artillery: 5 383 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 320 950
Rocket artillery: 1 493 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 883 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 151 388
Multirole aircraf: 88 2 062
Attack aircraft: 49 470
Helicopters: 324 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 406 436
Aircraftcarriers: 0 20
Destroyers: 0 85
Frigates: 6 0
Corvettes: 3 0
Submarines: 40 70

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.

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.