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Military power of Iran and United Kingdom

Country: Iran United Kingdom
Capital: Tehran London
Population: 78 192 200 65 110 000
Area: 1 648 195 km2 242 495 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 215 warheads
More: Iran military forces description United Kingdom military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 12,3 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3% 2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 550 000 156 940
Reserve personnel: 1 800 000 75 110
Available for military: 23 619 215 14 856 917

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 569 407×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 315 4 673
Total artillery: 5 383 532
Self-propelled artillery: 320 117
Rocket artillery: 1 493 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 883 886
Fighter aircraft: 151 141
Multirole aircraf: 88 89
Attack aircraft: 49 0
Helicopters: 324 386

Navy

Total naval: 406 76
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 6
Frigates: 6 13
Corvettes: 3 0
Submarines: 40 11

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.

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.