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Spain is a country located in Southwestern Europe with an area of 505,990 km2 (land boundries: 1,952.7 km and costline 4,964 km). The capital of Spain is Madrid. The number of inhabitants is 47,450,795.

Spain joined NATO in 1982. The inventory of the Spanish military is comprised of domestically-produced and imported Western weapons systems. Spain's defense industry manufactures land, air, and sea weapons systems and is integrated within the European defense-industrial sector.

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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: 23.7 billion $ 10 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.5% 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: 133,282 587,000
Reserve personnel: 15,150 200,000
Available for military: 11,759,557 23,619,215

Active

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

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Tanks: 327 2,842
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2,361 3,555
Total artillery: 242 4,873
Self-propelled artillery: 102 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: 570 973
Fighter aircraft: 68 112
Multirole aircraft: 84 75
Attack aircraft: 13 23
Helicopters: 152 519
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: 60 272
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 11 6
Corvettes: 0 3
Submarines: 2 19

Total naval

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

Spain

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Iran

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Spain

18-26 years of age for voluntary military service by a Spanish citizen or legal immigrant, 2-3 year obligation; women allowed to serve in all SAF branches, including combat units; no conscription, but Spanish Government retains right to mobilize citizens 19-25 years of age in a national emergency; mandatory retirement of non-NCO enlisted personnel at age 45 or 58, depending on service length.

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.