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Netherlands is a country located in Western Europe with an area of 41,543 km2 (land boundries: 1,053 km and costline 451 km). The capital of Netherlands is Amsterdam. The number of inhabitants is 17,469,635.

The Netherlands is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg signed an agreement to conduct joint air policing of their territories in 2015. They trade responsibility for patrolling the skies over the three countries. The inventory of the Netherlands Armed Forces consists of a mix of domestically-produced and modern European and United States equipment. The Netherlands has an advanced domestic defense industry that focuses on armored vehicles, naval ships, and air defense systems

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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: 16.6 billion $ 10 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.6% 2.1%

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: 41,199 587,000
Reserve personnel: 6,532 200,000
Available for military: 7,728,129 23,619,215

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

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Tanks: 18 2,842
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,116 3,555
Total artillery: 75 4,873
Self-propelled artillery: 52 1,030
Rocket artillery: 0 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: 183 973
Fighter aircraft: 0 112
Multirole aircraft: 61 75
Attack aircraft: 0 23
Helicopters: 82 519
UCAV (combat drone): 4 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: 144 272
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 2 6
Corvettes: 0 3
Submarines: 4 19

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

Netherlands

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

Iran

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Netherlands

17 years of age for an all-volunteer force.

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.