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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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Finland is a country located in Northern Europe with an area of 338,424 km2 (land boundries: 2,563 km and costline 1,250 km). The capital of Finland is Helsinki. The number of inhabitants is 5,536,146.

Finland was not a member of NATO, but Finland and NATO actively cooperated in peace-support operations, exercised together, and exchanged analysis and information. Finland is a signatory of the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP). On 5 July 2022, NATO signed the accession protocol for Finland to join the alliance. The inventory of the Finnish Defense Forces consists of a wide mix of mostly modern US, European, and domestically-produced weapons systems.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 17.4 billion $ 5.8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3.8% 2.15%

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 21,500
Reserve personnel: 350,000 900,000
Available for military: 23,619,215 1,155,368

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

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Tanks: 2,842 239
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,555 2,020
Total artillery: 4,873 821
Self-propelled artillery: 1,030 97
Rocket artillery: 1,755 62

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: 973 158
Fighter aircraft: 112 0
Multirole aircraft: 75 55
Attack aircraft: 23 0
Helicopters: 519 27
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: 272 170
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 0
Corvettes: 3 2
Submarines: 19 0

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

Iran

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Finland

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.

Finland

18 years of age for male voluntary and compulsory - and female voluntary - national military and nonmilitary service; service obligation 6-12 months; military obligation to age 60