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Military power of Japan and Iran

Country: Japan Iran
Capital: Tokyo Tehran
Population: 126 880 000 78 192 200
Area: 377 944 km2 1 648 195 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Japan military forces description Iran military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 46,1 billion $ 12,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 247 150 550 000
Reserve personnel: 56 100 1 800 000
Available for military: 27 301 443 23 619 215

Land Forces

Tanks: 686 2 569×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 905 1 315
Total artillery: 1 179 5 383
Self-propelled artillery: 226 320
Rocket artillery: 99 1 493

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 654 883
Fighter aircraft: 154 151
Multirole aircraf: 134 88
Attack aircraft: 0 49
Helicopters: 719 324

Navy

Total naval: 129 406
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 38 0
Frigates: 0 6
Corvettes: 6 3
Submarines: 17 40

Military service

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.

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.