Iranian Armed forces

Iran
Population
83,183,741
Military budget
17.4 billion $
Active personnel
610,000
Nuclear weapons
0 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Tehran
Area: 1,648,195 km2
Population: 83,183,741
Etnic groups: Persian, Azeri, Kurd, Lur, Baloch, Arab, Turkmen and Turkic tribes
Religions: Muslim (official) 99.4% (Shia 90-95%, Sunni 5-10%), other (includes Zoroastrian, Jewish, and Christian) 0.3%, unspecified 0.4%

Military branches

(نيروهای مسلح جمهوری اسلامی ايران‎‎) Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force (IRIAF), Khatemolanbia Air Defense Headquarters; Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Sepah-e Pasdaran-e Enqelab-e Eslami, IRGC): Ground Resistance Forces, Navy, Aerospace Force, Quds Force (special operations); Law Enforcement Forces.

Military service

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.

Military expenditures

Military budget
17.4 billion $

(USA)

Percent of GDP
3.8

Manpower

Active personnel
610,000

(China)

Reserve
350,000

(China)

Available
23,619,215

(China)

Land Forces

Tanks
2,842

(Russia)

AFV
3,555

(USA)

Artillery
4,873

(Russia)

Self-propelled guns
1,030

(Russia)

Rocket artillery
1,755
Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-Tosan60
-BTR-60200
-FV101 Scorpion280
-Sarir APC-
-Sayyad150
-Rakhsh APC300
-OT-62 TOPAS150
-BTR-50480
-EE-11 Urutu-
-Toofan600

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
-Raad 1200
-M-197820
-M-10730
-M-11030

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
-Fajr-5190
-Shahin-
-Fateh-110-
-Naze'at-
-Tondar-69-
-122mm Hadid55

Air Forces

Total aircraft
973

(USA)

Fighters
112

(China)

Multirole
75

(USA)

Attack
23

(Russia)

Helicopters
519

(USA)

UCAV (combat drone)
83

(USA)

Total aircraft - number of all military aircraft and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircraft. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircraft.

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-F-14 Tomcat41

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Dassault Mirage F112

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-HESA Azarakhsh6

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-IAIO Toufan67
-Bell 206 JetRanger28
-Bell 21470
-HESA Shahed 28543
-HESA Shahed 27430
-Agusta-Bell 21260
-HESA Shahed 27813
-Sikorsky SH-38
-Sikorsky CH-536

UCAV (combat drone)

TypeNameNumber
-Saegheh 250
-Kaman-12-
-Kaman 22-
- IAIO Fotros2
-Meraj-
-H-110 Sarir10
-Simorgh-

Navy

Total naval
272

(China)

Aircraftcarriers
0

(USA)

Destroyers
0

(USA)

Frigates
6

(China)

Corvettes
3

(Russia)

Submarines
19

(China)

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.

Aircraftcarriers

TypeNameNumber
--

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
--

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
-Alvand3

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
-Bayandor2
-Hamzeh1

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Kilo3
-Fateh1
-Nahang1
-Ghadir14

Nuclear weapons

Does not have nuclear weapons.