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Iraq vs Iran

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Iraq is a country located in Middle East with an area of 437,072 km2 (land boundries: 3,809 km and costline 58 km). The capital of Iraq is Baghdad. The number of inhabitants is 38,433,600.

The Iraqi military inventory is comprised of a mix of equipment from a wide variety of sources, including Europe, South Africa, South Korea, Russia, and the US. Russia and the USA are the leading suppliers of military hardware to Iraq.

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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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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 7.6 billion $ 17.4 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3.5% 3.8%

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: 650,000 610,000
Reserve personnel: 553,000 350,000
Available for military: 11,700,000 23,619,215

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

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Tanks: 848 2,842
Armoured fighting vehicles: 5,284 3,555
Total artillery: 1,969 4,873
Self-propelled artillery: 283 1,030
Rocket artillery: 424 1,755

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: 379 973
Fighter aircraft: 0 112
Multirole aircraft: 26 75
Attack aircraft: 32 23
Helicopters: 203 519
UCAV (combat drone): 14 83

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: 68 272
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 6
Corvettes: 2 3
Submarines: 0 19

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

Iraq

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Iran

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Iraq

18-49 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription.

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.