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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: 34,218,169 83,183,741
Area: 2,149,690 km2 1,648,195 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 57.5 billion $ 17.4 billion $
Percent of GDP: 8.4% 3.8%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 505,000 610,000
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: 855 886
Fighter aircraft: 62 130
Multirole aircraf: 54 73
Attack aircraft: 168 52
Helicopters: 341 324
UCAV (combat drone): 0 36

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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.