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Military power of South Korea & Iran

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South Korea vs Iran

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Country: South Korea (KR) Iran (IR)
Capital: Seoul Tehran
Population: 51,709,098 83,183,741
Area: 100,210 km2 1,648,195 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 45.5 billion $ 17.4 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.7% 3.8%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 555,000 610,000
Reserve personnel: 2,750,000 350,000
Available for military: 13,185,794 23,619,215

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2,606 2,842
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4,380 3,555
Total artillery: 7,468 4,873
Self-propelled artillery: 3,040 1,030
Rocket artillery: 574 1,755

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,585 973
Fighter aircraft: 156 112
Multirole aircraf: 371 75
Attack aircraft: 0 23
Helicopters: 757 519
UCAV (combat drone): 0 83

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Navy

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Total naval: 195 272
Aircraftcarriers: 2 0
Destroyers: 12 0
Frigates: 18 6
Corvettes: 11 3
Submarines: 22 19

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Nuclear weapons

South Korea

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

South Korea

20-30 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; minimum conscript service obligation - 21 months (Army, Marines), 23 months (Navy), 24 months (Air Force); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from military service.

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.