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Military power of North Korea and Iran

Country: North Korea Iran
Capital: Pyongyang Tehran
Population: 24 895 000 78 192 200
Area: 120 540 km2 1 648 195 km2
Nuclear weapons: <10 warheads 0 warheads
More: North Korea military forces description Iran military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 15 billion $ 12,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 190 000 550 000
Reserve personnel: 600 000 1 800 000
Available for military: 6 515 279 23 619 215

Land Forces

Tanks: 6 000 2 569×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 1 315
Total artillery: 13 000 5 383
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 320
Rocket artillery: 5 000 1 493

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 906 883
Fighter aircraft: 349 151
Multirole aircraf: 35 88
Attack aircraft: 154 49
Helicopters: 202 324

Navy

Total naval: 525 406
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 6
Corvettes: 6 3
Submarines: 75 40

Military service

North Korea

18 is presumed to be the legal minimum age for compulsory military service; 16-17 is the presumed legal minimum age for voluntary 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.