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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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Brazil is a country located in Eastern South America with an area of 8,515,767 km2 (land boundries: 16,145 km and costline 7,491 km). The capital of Brazil is Brasília. The number of inhabitants is 210,147,125.

Brazil has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the United States. MNNA status provides military and economic privileges, but it does not entail any security obligations. The Brazilian military's inventory consists of a mix of domestically-produced and imported weapons, largely from Europe and the US. Brazil's defense industry is capable of designing and manufacturing equipment for all three military services

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 17.4 billion $ 26.9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3.8% 1.5%

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: 610,000 334,500
Reserve personnel: 350,000 1,340,000
Available for military: 23,619,215 53,350,703

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

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Tanks: 2,842 469
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,555 1,769
Total artillery: 4,873 956
Self-propelled artillery: 1,030 212
Rocket artillery: 1,755 198

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

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Total aircraft: 973 749
Fighter aircraft: 112 47
Multirole aircraf: 75 0
Attack aircraft: 23 78
Helicopters: 519 249
UCAV (combat drone): 83 0

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: 272 108
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 8
Corvettes: 3 3
Submarines: 19 5

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

Iran

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Brazil

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

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.

Brazil

18-45 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation is 10-12 months; 17-45 years of age for voluntary service; an increasing percentage of the ranks are "long-service" volunteer professionals; women were allowed to serve in the armed forces beginning in early 1980s when the Brazilian Army became the first army in South America to accept women into career ranks; women serve in Navy and Air Force only in Women's Reserve Corps.