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Military power of Spain and Iran

Country: Spain Iran
Capital: Madrid Tehran
Population: 46 439 864 78 192 200
Area: 505 990 km2 1 648 195 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 7,6 billion $ 12,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,6% 3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 204 692 550 000
Reserve personnel: 16 200 1 800 000
Available for military: 11 759 557 23 619 215

Land Forces

Tanks: 327 2 569×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 530 1 315
Total artillery: 239 5 383
Self-propelled artillery: 96 320
Rocket artillery: 0 1 493

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 533 883
Fighter aircraft: 48 151
Multirole aircraf: 86 88
Attack aircraft: 0 49
Helicopters: 179 324

Navy

Total naval: 54 406
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 11 6
Corvettes: 0 3
Submarines: 3 40

Military service

Spain

18-26 years of age for voluntary military service by a Spanish citizen or legal immigrant, 2-3 year obligation; women allowed to serve in all SAF branches, including combat units; no conscription, but Spanish Government retains right to mobilize citizens 19-25 years of age in a national emergency; mandatory retirement of non-NCO enlisted personnel at age 45 or 58, depending on service length.

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.