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Military power of Italy & Iran

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Italy vs Iran

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Country: Italy (IT) Iran (IR)
Capital: Rome Tehran
Population: 60,317,116 83,183,741
Area: 301,338 km2 1,648,195 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 28.9 billion $ 17.4 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.6% 3.8%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 165,500 610,000
Reserve personnel: 18,300 350,000
Available for military: 13,865,688 23,619,215

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 200 2,842
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,795 3,555
Total artillery: 275 4,873
Self-propelled artillery: 164 1,030
Rocket artillery: 21 1,755

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 828 973
Fighter aircraft: 80 112
Multirole aircraf: 93 75
Attack aircraft: 48 23
Helicopters: 365 519
UCAV (combat drone): 12 83

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Navy

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Total naval: 142 272
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 12 6
Corvettes: 1 3
Submarines: 8 19

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Nuclear weapons

Italy

Italy participates in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing arrangements and trains for delivering United States nuclear warheads.

Iran

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.

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.