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Military power of USA and Iran

Country: USA Iran
Capital: Washington Tehran
Population: 324 527 000 78 192 200
Area: 9 857 306 km2 1 648 195 km2
Nuclear weapons: 7 200 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 554,2 billion $ 12,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,8% 3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 301 300 550 000
Reserve personnel: 811 000 1 800 000
Available for military: 73 270 043 23 619 215

Land Forces

Tanks: 8 848 2 569×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 46 000 1 315
Total artillery: 3 269 5 383
Self-propelled artillery: 950 320
Rocket artillery: 1 197 1 493

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 12 100 883
Fighter aircraft: 388 151
Multirole aircraf: 2 062 88
Attack aircraft: 470 49
Helicopters: 5 000 324

Navy

Total naval: 436 406
Aircraftcarriers: 20 0
Destroyers: 85 0
Frigates: 0 6
Corvettes: 0 3
Submarines: 70 40

Military service

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.

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.