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Armenia is a country located in Southwestern Asia with an area of 29,743 km2 (land boundries: 1,570 km and costline 0 km (landlocked)). The capital of Armenia is Yerevan. The number of inhabitants is 2,967,900.

Armenia has been a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) since 1994. Russia has deployed about 2,000 peacekeeping troops to the area in and around Nagorno-Karabakh as part of a cease-fire agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The inventory of the Armenian Armed Forces includes mostly Russian and Soviet-era equipment.

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Iran is a country located in Middle East with an area of 1,648,195 km2 (land boundries: 5,894 km and costline 2,440 km - note: Iran also borders the Caspian Sea (740 km)). The capital of Iran is Tehran. The number of inhabitants is 83,183,741.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was formed in May 1979. The IRGC was a highly institutionalized and parallel military force to Iran’s regular armed forces. The Iranian military's inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced and mostly older foreign equipment largely of Chinese, Russian, Soviet, and US origin. Iran has a defense industry with the capacity to develop, produce, support, and sustain air, land, missile, and naval weapons programs.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 0.6 billion $ 17.4 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5.5% 3.8%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 51,580 610,000
Reserve personnel: 210,000 350,000
Available for military: 809,576 23,619,215

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 269 2,842
Armoured fighting vehicles: 610 3,555
Total artillery: 236 4,873
Self-propelled artillery: 38 1,030
Rocket artillery: 103 1,755

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,270 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 65 973
Fighter aircraft: 0 112
Multirole aircraf: 4 75
Attack aircraft: 15 23
Helicopters: 45 519
UCAV (combat drone): 0 83

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 0 272
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 6
Corvettes: 0 3
Submarines: 0 19

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

Armenia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Iran

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Armenia

18-27 years of age for voluntary or compulsory military service; 2-year conscript service obligation; 17 year olds are eligible to become cadets at military higher education institutes, where they are classified as military personnel.

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.