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Military power of Iran & South Korea

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Iran vs South Korea

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Country: Iran (IR) South Korea (KR)
Capital: Tehran Seoul
Population: 83,183,741 51,709,098
Area: 1,648,195 km2 100,210 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 17.4 billion $ 45.5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3.8% 2.7%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 610,000 555,000
Reserve personnel: 350,000 2,750,000
Available for military: 23,619,215 13,185,794

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2,842 2,606
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,555 4,380
Total artillery: 4,873 7,468
Self-propelled artillery: 1,030 3,040
Rocket artillery: 1,755 574

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 973 1,585
Fighter aircraft: 112 156
Multirole aircraf: 75 371
Attack aircraft: 23 0
Helicopters: 519 757
UCAV (combat drone): 83 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 272 195
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 0 12
Frigates: 6 18
Corvettes: 3 11
Submarines: 19 22

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Nuclear weapons

Iran

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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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.

South Korea

20-30 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; minimum conscript service obligation - 21 months (Army, Marines), 23 months (Navy), 24 months (Air Force); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from military service.