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Military power of Iran & Syria

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Country: Iran (IR) Syria (SY)
Capital: Tehran Damascus
Population: 78 192 200 17 064 854
Area: 1 648 195 km2 185 180 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 14 billion $ 3,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,5% 5%

Military budget

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 550 000 150 000
Reserve personnel: 350 000 0
Available for military: 23 619 215 11 550 000

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 531 4 156
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1 625 3 810
Total artillery: 4 096 3 156
Self-propelled artillery: 570 424
Rocket artillery: 1 438 582

Tanks

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 850 518
Fighter aircraft: 130 110
Multirole aircraf: 73 40
Attack aircraft: 52 96
Helicopters: 324 167

Total aircraft

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Navy

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Total naval: 406 37
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 0
Corvettes: 3 0
Submarines: 40 0

Total naval

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Nuclear weapons

Iran

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Syria

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.

Syria

18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months; women are not conscripted but may volunteer to serve; re-enlistment obligation 5 years, with retirement after 15 years or age 40 or 20 years or age 45.