We use cookies to personalise content and ads. You can change your cookie settings at any time. More info

Compare armed forces

Military power of Syria and Iran

Lack of map.
Country: Syria Iran
Capital: Damascus Tehran
Population: 17 064 854 78 192 200
Area: 185 180 km2 1 648 195 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Syria military forces description Iran military forces description

Military expenditures

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

Military budget

More

Manpower

Active personnel: 178 000 550 000
Reserve personnel: 0 1 800 000
Available for military: 11 550 000 23 619 215

Active

More

Land Forces

Tanks: 4 600 2 569×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 1 315
Total artillery: 3 200 5 383
Self-propelled artillery: 460 320
Rocket artillery: 582 1 493

Tanks

More

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 706 883
Fighter aircraft: 278 151
Multirole aircraf: 40 88
Attack aircraft: 120 49
Helicopters: 163 324

Total aircraft

More

Navy

Total naval: 64 406
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 2 6
Corvettes: 0 3
Submarines: 2 40

Total naval

More

Military service

Syria

18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months; women are not conscripted but may volunteer to serve; re-enlistment obligation 5 years, with retirement after 15 years or age 40 or 20 years or age 45.

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.