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Military power of Iran & Syria

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Iran vs Syria

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Country: Iran (IR) Syria (SY)
Capital: Tehran Damascus
Population: 83,183,741 17,500,657
Area: 1,648,195 km2 185,180 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 17.4 billion $ 1.8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3.8% 5%

Military budget

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 610,000 169,000
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: 2,842 4,156
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,555 3,810
Total artillery: 4,873 3,156
Self-propelled artillery: 1,030 424
Rocket artillery: 1,755 582

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 973 518
Fighter aircraft: 112 110
Multirole aircraf: 75 40
Attack aircraft: 23 96
Helicopters: 519 167
UCAV (combat drone): 83 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 272 37
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 0
Corvettes: 3 0
Submarines: 19 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.