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Country: Israel (IL) Iran (IR)
Capital: Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized) Tehran
Population: 9,353,610 83,183,741
Area: 20,770 km2 1,648,195 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 21.7 billion $ 17.4 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5.6% 3.8%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 169,500 610,000
Reserve personnel: 465,000 350,000
Available for military: 1,797,960 23,619,215

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2,200 2,531
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6,766 1,625
Total artillery: 1,522 4,096
Self-propelled artillery: 614 570
Rocket artillery: 48 1,438

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 805 886
Fighter aircraft: 52 130
Multirole aircraf: 370 73
Attack aircraft: 25 52
Helicopters: 177 324
UCAV (combat drone): 15 36

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Navy

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Total naval: 74 406
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 6
Corvettes: 3 3
Submarines: 5 40

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Nuclear weapons

Israel

Although not certain, there is a rumour that Israel was the sixth country in the world that managed to research and develop their own nuclear arsenal. However, they did not confirm that fact. Still, a lot of sources claim that they managed to prepare fully working nuclear warheads in 1966. In spite of such early dates, Israel has not joined the NPT. Up to this day, they do not confirm nor deny the possibility of having nuclear arsenal. As a result of that, Israel is said to apply quite effective, yet affordable deterring policy.

According to many organizations, the estimated numbers of nuclear weapons that Israel possesses varies from 80 up to even 200 ready to be launched nuclear weapons. What is more, there are also rumours that Israel managed to prepare special missiles that can be operational from submarines.

Iran

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).

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.