Iranian Armed forces

Iran
Population
78 192 200
Military budget
14 billion $
Active personnel
550 000
Nuclear weapons
0 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Tehran
Area: 1 648 195 km2
Population: 78 192 200
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
14 billion $

(USA)

Percent of GDP
2,5

Manpower

Active personnel
550 000

(China)

Reserve
350 000

(China)

Available
23 619 215

(China)

Land Forces

Tanks
2 531

(Russia)

AFV
1 625

(USA)

Artillery
4 096

(Russia)

Self-propelled guns
570

(Russia)

Rocket artillery
1 438
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.

Tanks

TypeNameNumber
-Tosan Tank20
-Mobarez50
-Chieftain100
-M47 Patton168
-T-6280
-Type 69200

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-Boragh150
-BTR-60200
-FV101 Scorpion80
-Sarir-
-Sayyad-
-Rakhsh APC-

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
-Raad 1100
-M-197820
-M-10730
-M-11030

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
-Fajr-519
-Shahin-
-Zelzal-
-Fateh-110-
-Naze'at-
-Tondar-69-

Air Forces

Total aircraft
850

(USA)

Fighters
130

(China)

Multirole
73

(USA)

Attack
52

(Russia)

Helicopters
324

(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 Tomcat24
-HESA Saeqeh6

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Dassault Mirage F19

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-HESA Azarakhsh6

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-Toofan11
-Bell 20568
-Bell 206 JetRanger14
-Bell 21480

Navy

Total naval
406

(China)

Aircraftcarriers
0

(USA)

Destroyers
0

(USA)

Frigates
6

(China)

Corvettes
3

(Russia)

Submarines
40

(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
-Sahand1

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
-Bayandor2
-Hamzeh1

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Kilo3
-Besat1
-Fateh2
-Nahang1
-Ghadir21
-Yugo4
-Al-Sabehat 15 SDV5

Nuclear weapons

Does not have nuclear weapons.