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Military power of United Kingdom and Iran

Country: United Kingdom Iran
Capital: London Tehran
Population: 65 110 000 78 192 200
Area: 242 495 km2 1 648 195 km2
Nuclear weapons: 215 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 58,6 billion $ 12,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 3%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 156 940 550 000
Reserve personnel: 75 110 1 800 000
Available for military: 14 856 917 23 619 215

Land Forces

Tanks: 407 2 569×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 673 1 315
Total artillery: 532 5 383
Self-propelled artillery: 117 320
Rocket artillery: 50 1 493

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 886 883
Fighter aircraft: 141 151
Multirole aircraf: 89 88
Attack aircraft: 0 49
Helicopters: 386 324

Navy

Total naval: 76 406
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 6 0
Frigates: 13 6
Corvettes: 0 3
Submarines: 11 40

Military service

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.

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.