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Military power of Russia and Iran

Country: Russia Iran
Capital: Moscow Tehran
Population: 144 554 993 78 192 200
Area: 17 098 242 km2 1 648 195 km2
Nuclear weapons: 7 500 warheads 0 warheads
More: Russia military forces description Iran military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 69,2 billion $ 12,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,3% 3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 771 000 550 000
Reserve personnel: 2 000 000 1 800 000
Available for military: 34 765 736 23 619 215

Land Forces

Tanks: 20 050 2 569×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 30 201 1 315
Total artillery: 14 533 5 383
Self-propelled artillery: 5 943 320
Rocket artillery: 4 020 1 493

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 4 042 883
Fighter aircraft: 629 151
Multirole aircraf: 428 88
Attack aircraft: 752 49
Helicopters: 1 360 324

Navy

Total naval: 313 406
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 19 0
Frigates: 6 6
Corvettes: 83 3
Submarines: 61 40

Military service

Russia

18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; 1-year service obligation (conscripts can only be sent to combat zones after 6 months of training); reserve obligation for non-officers to age 50; enrollment in military schools from the age of 16, cadets classified as members of the armed forces.

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.