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Military power of Syria & Iran

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Syria vs Iran

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Country: Syria (SY) Iran (IR)
Capital: Damascus Tehran
Population: 17 064 854 78 192 200
Area: 185 180 km2 1 648 195 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 3,3 billion $ 14 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5% 2,5%

Military budget

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 150 000 550 000
Reserve personnel: 0 350 000
Available for military: 11 550 000 23 619 215

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 4 156 2 531
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 810 1 625
Total artillery: 3 156 4 096
Self-propelled artillery: 424 570
Rocket artillery: 582 1 438

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 518 850
Fighter aircraft: 110 130
Multirole aircraf: 40 73
Attack aircraft: 96 52
Helicopters: 167 324

Total aircraft

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Navy

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Total naval: 37 406
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 0 0
Frigates: 0 6
Corvettes: 0 3
Submarines: 0 40

Total naval

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Nuclear weapons

Syria

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Iran

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Syria

18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation is 18 months; women are not conscripted but may volunteer to serve; re-enlistment obligation 5 years, with retirement after 15 years or age 40 or 20 years or age 45.

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.