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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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Egypt is a country located in Northern Africa with an area of 1,010,407 km2 (land boundries: 2,612 km and costline 2,450 km). The capital of Egypt is Cairo. The number of inhabitants is 101,576,517.

Egypt has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the US. The EAF's inventory is comprised of a mix of domestically produced, imported Soviet-era, and more modern, particularly Western, weapons systems. The leading suppliers of military hardware to Egypt are France, Russia, and the United States.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 10 billion $ 6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.1% 0%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 916 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 587,000 438,500
Reserve personnel: 200,000 479,000
Available for military: 23,619,215 41,157,220

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2,842 3,789
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,555 8,699
Total artillery: 4,873 4,328
Self-propelled artillery: 1,030 889
Rocket artillery: 1,755 1,250

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 973 1,103
Fighter aircraft: 112 44
Multirole aircraft: 75 278
Attack aircraft: 23 121
Helicopters: 519 310
UCAV (combat drone): 83 32

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: 272 193
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 14
Corvettes: 3 7
Submarines: 19 8

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

Iran

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Egypt

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.

Egypt

18-30 years of age for male conscript military service; service obligation - 18-36 months, followed by a 9-year reserve obligation; voluntary enlistment possible from age 16.