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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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The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union countries that are located in Europe with an area of 4,233,255 km2 The capital of Ukraine is Brussels. The number of inhabitants estimated is about 447 million. Members of EU: Germany, Latvia, France, Lithuania, Estonia, Portugal, Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Sweden, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

The European Union were not devised as a military alliance because most of the members are in the North Atlantic Alliance. Since the withdrawal of the UK, France is the only member recognised as a nuclear weapon state. Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium participate in NATO nuclear sharing.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 17.4 billion $ 212.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3.8% 0%

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 1,204,489
Reserve personnel: 350,000 1,997,100
Available for military: 23,619,215 92,594,951

Active

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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 4,544
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,555 29,572
Total artillery: 4,873 6,114
Self-propelled artillery: 1,030 1,898
Rocket artillery: 1,755 690

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: 973 5,428
Fighter aircraft: 112 453
Multirole aircraf: 75 874
Attack aircraft: 23 176
Helicopters: 519 2,454
UCAV (combat drone): 83 35

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 1,286
Aircraftcarriers: 0 7
Destroyers: 0 19
Frigates: 6 69
Corvettes: 3 23
Submarines: 19 48

Total naval

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

Iran

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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Data not available

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.

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Data not available