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Military power of Saudi Arabia and Iran

Country: Saudi Arabia Iran
Capital: Riyadh Tehran
Population: 30 770 375 78 192 200
Area: 2 149 690 km2 1 648 195 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Saudi Arabia military forces description Iran military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 63,7 billion $ 12,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 10% 3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 230 000 550 000
Reserve personnel: 0 1 800 000
Available for military: 8 240 714 23 619 215

Land Forces

Tanks: 1 142 2 569×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 9 096 1 315
Total artillery: 757 5 383
Self-propelled artillery: 363 320
Rocket artillery: 122 1 493

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 862 883
Fighter aircraft: 86 151
Multirole aircraf: 72 88
Attack aircraft: 150 49
Helicopters: 324 324

Navy

Total naval: 27 406
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 7 6
Corvettes: 4 3
Submarines: 0 40

Military service

Saudi Arabia

17 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; no conscription.

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.