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Comparison Results (Saudi Arabia vs Iran)



Military comparison results showcasing Saudi Arabia and Iran in side-by-side format.



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COUNTRIES
Saudi Arabia
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PwrIndx: 0.3034*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being ideal.
Ranked 17 of 138
Iran
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PwrIndx: 0.2191*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being ideal.
Ranked 14 of 138
MANPOWER
Total Population
33,091,113
Total Population
83,024,745
Manpower Available
17,703,745
Manpower Available
47,324,105
Fit-for-Service
16,198,927
Fit-for-Service
39,842,164
Reaching Mil. Age Annually
583,161
Reaching Mil. Age Annually
1,394,476
Active Personnel
478,000
Active Personnel
523,000
Reserve Personnel
325,000
Reserve Personnel
350,000
FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (USD)
$67,600,000,000
Defense Budget (USD)
$19,600,000,000
External Debt (USD)
$205,100,000,000
External Debt (USD)
$7,995,000,000
Foreign Reserve (USD)
$496,400,000,000
Foreign Reserve (USD)
$120,600,000,000
Purchasing Power (USD)
$1,782,500,000,000
Purchasing Power (USD)
$1,757,500,000,000
AIR POWER
Total Aircraft
879
Total Aircraft
509
Combat Aircraft
270
Combat Aircraft
155
Dedicated Attack
81
Dedicated Attack
23
Transports
49
Transports
62
Trainers
208
Trainers
94
Special-Mission
13
Special-Mission
9
Helicopters
283
Helicopters
100
Attack Helos
34
Attack Helos
12
LAND POWER
Combat Tanks
1,062
Combat Tanks
2,056
Armored Vehicles
12,825
Armored Vehicles
4,300
Self-Propelled Artillery
705
Self-Propelled Artillery
570
Field Artillery
1,818
Field Artillery
2,088
Rocket Projectors
122
Rocket Projectors
1,935
NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength
55
Fleet Strength
398
Aircraft Carriers
0
Aircraft Carriers
0
Submarines
0
Submarines
34
Destroyers
0
Destroyers
0
Frigates
3
Frigates
7
Corvettes
4
Corvettes
3
Coastal Patrol
9
Coastal Patrol
342
Mine Warfare
3
Mine Warfare
8
LOGISTICS
Airports
214
Airports
319
Merchant Marine
380
Merchant Marine
720
Ports & Terminals
5
Ports & Terminals
4
Labor Force
12,340,000
Labor Force
30,500,000
Roadway Coverage
221,372 km
Roadway Coverage
172,927 km
Railway Coverage
1,378 km
Railway Coverage
8,442 km
RESOURCES
Oil Production
10,130,000 bbl
Oil Production
4,469,000 bbl
Oil Consumption
4,000,000 bbl
Oil Consumption
2,000,000 bbl
Proven Reserves
266,500,000,000 bbl
Proven Reserves
158,400,000,000 bbl
GEOGRAPHY
Square Land Area
2,149,690 km
Square Land Area
1,648,195 km
Border Coverage
4,272 km
Border Coverage
5,894 km
Waterway Coverage
0 km
Waterway Coverage
850 km
Coastline Coverage
2,640 km
Coastline Coverage
2,440 km


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