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Iran vs United Arab Emirates

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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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United Arab Emirates is a country located in Middle East with an area of 83,600 km2 (land boundries: 1,066 km and costline 1,318 km). The capital of United Arab Emirates is Abu Dhabi. The number of inhabitants is 9,890,400.

the UAE hosts a multi-service French military base. The UAE has a defense cooperation agreement with the United States and hosted about 3,500 US troops. UAE invaded Yemen as part of the Saudi-led coalition and withdrew its main military force in 2019. the UAE Armed Forces inventory is comprised of wide variety of mostly modern imported equipment. The Emirates has acquired military equipment from more than 20 countries. USA is the leading supplier.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 17.4 billion $ 22.8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3.8% 5.7%

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: 610,000 100,000
Reserve personnel: 350,000 90,000
Available for military: 23,619,215 3,240,000

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

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Tanks: 2,842 354
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,555 8,980
Total artillery: 4,873 398
Self-propelled artillery: 1,030 183
Rocket artillery: 1,755 139

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,270 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 973 510
Fighter aircraft: 112 0
Multirole aircraf: 75 137
Attack aircraft: 23 0
Helicopters: 519 215
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 79
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 0
Corvettes: 3 9
Submarines: 19 0

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

Iran

Does not have nuclear weapons.

United Arab Emirates

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.

United Arab Emirates

18-30 years of age for compulsory military service for men, optional service for women; 17 years of age for male volunteers with parental approval; 2-year general obligation, 9 months for secondary school graduates; women may train for 9 months regardless of education.