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Military power of Syria and Iran

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%
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Manpower

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

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

Air Forces

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

Navy

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

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.