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Military power of Switzerland and Iran

Country: Switzerland Iran
Capital: Bern Tehran
Population: 8 306 200 78 192 200
Area: 41 285 km2 1 648 195 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Switzerland military forces description Iran military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 4,83 billion $ 12,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0,8% 3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 140 000 550 000
Reserve personnel: 80 000 1 800 000
Available for military: 1 852 580 23 619 215

Land Forces

Tanks: 224 2 569×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 500 1 315
Total artillery: 224 5 383
Self-propelled artillery: 224 320
Rocket artillery: 0 1 493

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 193 883
Fighter aircraft: 40 151
Multirole aircraf: 26 88
Attack aircraft: 0 49
Helicopters: 45 324

Navy

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

Military service

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.

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.