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Military power of Saudi Arabia & Iran

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Saudi Arabia vs Iran

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Country: Saudi Arabia (SA) Iran (IR)
Capital: Riyadh Tehran
Population: 30 770 375 78 192 200
Area: 2 149 690 km2 1 648 195 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 63,7 billion $ 14 billion $
Percent of GDP: 10% 2,5%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 230 000 550 000
Reserve personnel: 325 000 350 000
Available for military: 8 240 714 23 619 215

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1 142 2 531
Armoured fighting vehicles: 9 096 1 625
Total artillery: 757 4 096
Self-propelled artillery: 474 570
Rocket artillery: 122 1 438

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 855 850
Fighter aircraft: 62 130
Multirole aircraf: 54 73
Attack aircraft: 168 52
Helicopters: 341 324

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Navy

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Total naval: 27 406
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 7 6
Corvettes: 4 3
Submarines: 0 40

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Nuclear weapons

Saudi Arabia

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Iran

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Saudi Arabia

17 is the legal minimum 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.