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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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Switzerland is a country located in Central Europe with an area of 41,285 km2 (land boundries: 1,770 km and costline 0 km (landlocked)). The capital of Switzerland is Bern. The number of inhabitants is 8,570,146.

Switzerland has long maintained a policy of military neutrality, but does periodically participate in EU, NATO, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Swiss law excludes participation in combat operations for peace enforcement, and Swiss units will only participate in operations under the mandate of the UN or OSCE. The Swiss Armed Forces inventory includes a mix of domestically-produced and imported weapons systems. The United States is the leading supplier of military armaments.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 17.4 billion $ 5.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3.8% 0.7%

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: 610,000 140,000
Reserve personnel: 350,000 80,000
Available for military: 23,619,215 1,852,580

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

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Tanks: 2,842 224
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,555 1,808
Total artillery: 4,873 176
Self-propelled artillery: 1,030 176
Rocket artillery: 1,755 0

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: 973 178
Fighter aircraft: 112 27
Multirole aircraft: 75 25
Attack aircraft: 23 0
Helicopters: 519 57
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 0
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 0
Corvettes: 3 0
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.

Switzerland

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.

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.