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Military power of South Korea and Iran

Country: South Korea Iran
Capital: Seoul Tehran
Population: 51 446 201 78 192 200
Area: 100 210 km2 1 648 195 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: South Korea military forces description Iran military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 36,8 billion $ 12,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,7% 3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 625 000 550 000
Reserve personnel: 3 100 000 1 800 000
Available for military: 13 185 794 23 619 215

Land Forces

Tanks: 2 446 2 569×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 290 1 315
Total artillery: 5 958 5 383
Self-propelled artillery: 1 890 320
Rocket artillery: 214 1 493

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 526 883
Fighter aircraft: 151 151
Multirole aircraf: 265 88
Attack aircraft: 0 49
Helicopters: 786 324

Navy

Total naval: 151 406
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 13 6
Corvettes: 16 3
Submarines: 15 40

Military service

South Korea

20-30 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; minimum conscript service obligation - 21 months (Army, Marines), 23 months (Navy), 24 months (Air Force); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from 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.