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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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Venezuela is a country located in Northern South America with an area of 916,445 km2 (land boundries: 5,267 km and costline 2,800 km). The capital of Venezuela is Caracas. The number of inhabitants is 28,887,118.

The FANB inventory is mainly of Chinese and Russian origin with a smaller mix of equipment from Western countries. Russia is the top supplier of military hardware to Venezuela

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 10 billion $ 0.7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.1% 0.35%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 916 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 587,000 330,000
Reserve personnel: 200,000 8,000
Available for military: 23,619,215 8,000,000

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2,842 312
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,555 1,000
Total artillery: 4,873 200
Self-propelled artillery: 1,030 60
Rocket artillery: 1,755 36

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: 973 263
Fighter aircraft: 112 6
Multirole aircraft: 75 42
Attack aircraft: 23 0
Helicopters: 519 81
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 46
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 6 2
Corvettes: 3 3
Submarines: 19 2

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

Iran

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Venezuela

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.

Venezuela

All citizens of military service age (18-60 years old) are obligated to register for military service, though mandatory recruitment is forbidden; the minimum service obligation is 12 months.