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Norway vs Iran

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Norway is a country located in Northern Europe with an area of 323,802 km2 (land boundries: 2,566 km and costline 25,148 km (includes mainland 2,650 km, as well as long fjords, numerous small islands, and minor indentations 22,498 km; length of island coastlines 58,133 km)). The capital of Norway is Oslo. The number of inhabitants is 5,391,369.

Norway is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. The Norwegian Armed Forces cooperate closely with the militaries of other Nordic countries through the Nordic Defense Cooperation, which consists of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The Norwegian Armed Forces inventory includes mostly imported European and USA weapons systems, as well as a domestically-produced equipment. The US is the leading supplier of weapons 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: 7.3 billion $ 10 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2% 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: 23,250 587,000
Reserve personnel: 40,000 200,000
Available for military: 1,078,181 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: 52 2,842
Armoured fighting vehicles: 553 3,555
Total artillery: 44 4,873
Self-propelled artillery: 35 1,030
Rocket artillery: 9 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: 104 973
Fighter aircraft: 0 112
Multirole aircraft: 25 75
Attack aircraft: 0 23
Helicopters: 38 519
UCAV (combat drone): 0 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: 41 272
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 4 6
Corvettes: 6 3
Submarines: 6 19

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

Norway

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Iran

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Norway

18-44 years of age for male compulsory military service (55 years of age if you are an officer); 16 years of age in wartime; 17 years of age for male volunteers; 18 years of age for women. 19-month service with 12-month service obligation. Around 50% of conscripts are enrolled in the Home Guard, for a 7-month period (spread out over many years).

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.