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Comparison of Iran and Saudi Arabia Military Strengths (2023)



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Side-by-side comparison showcasing the relative conventional fighting strengths of Iran and Saudi Arabia for the year 2023.



The selected countries for comparison, Iran and Saudi Arabia, are displayed below in side-by-side format. The Primary selection is displayed in Blue while the Secondary selection is displayed in Red. Go back to compare two other military powers.

The side-by-side comparison provides a theoretical look at war footing between two potential (or active) military rivals.
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COUNTRIES
Iran
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PwrIndx: 0.2712
Score of 0.0000 being optimal.
(Rnk 17 of 145)
Saudi Arabia
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PwrIndx: 0.3626
Score of 0.0000 being optimal.
(Rnk 22 of 145)


COMPARISON BRIEF
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MANPOWER
Total Population (Rnk 17)
86,758,304
(Diff: 51,403,924)
Total Population (Rnk 41)
35,354,380
(Diff: -51,403,924)
Available Manpower (Rnk 15)
48,584,650
(Diff: 30,200,372)
Available Manpower (Rnk 35)
18,384,278
(Diff: -30,200,372)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 13)
40,776,403
(Diff: 23,877,009)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 30)
16,899,394
(Diff: -23,877,009)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 16)
1,388,133
(Diff: 787,109)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 38)
601,024
(Diff: -787,109)
Active Personnel (Rnk 7)
575,000
(Diff: 350,000)
Active Personnel (Rnk 20)
225,000
(Diff: -350,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 14)
350,000
(Diff: 350,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -350,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 22)
90,000
(Diff: -35,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 18)
125,000
(Diff: 35,000)
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FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (Rnk 40)
$5,550,000,000
(Diff: $-40,450,000,000)
Defense Budget (Rnk 8)
$46,000,000,000
(Diff: $40,450,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 30)
$8,000,000,000
(Diff: $-197,100,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 85)
$205,100,000,000
(Diff: $197,100,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 20)
$120,600,000,000
(Diff: $-375,800,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 4)
$496,400,000,000
(Diff: $375,800,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 23)
$1,044,310,000,000
(Diff: $-498,930,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 17)
$1,543,240,000,000
(Diff: $498,930,000,000)


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AIRPOWER
Total Aircraft (Rnk 21)
541
(Diff: -356)
Total Aircraft (Rnk 12)
897
(Diff: 356)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 16)
196
(Diff: -87)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 9)
283
(Diff: 87)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 26)
23
(Diff: -58)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 10)
81
(Diff: 58)
Transports (Rnk 7)
86
(Diff: 37)
Transports (Rnk 16)
49
(Diff: -37)
Trainers (Rnk 29)
94
(Diff: -96)
Trainers (Rnk 15)
190
(Diff: 96)
Special-Mission (Rnk 24)
9
(Diff: -5)
Special-Mission (Rnk 20)
14
(Diff: 5)
Aerial Tankers (Rnk 7)
7
(Diff: -15)
Aerial Tankers (Rnk 2)
22
(Diff: 15)
Helicopters (Rnk 29)
126
(Diff: -132)
Helicopters (Rnk 15)
258
(Diff: 132)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 34)
12
(Diff: -22)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 18)
34
(Diff: 22)


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LAND POWER
Tank Strength (Rnk 7)
4,071
(Diff: 2,798)
Tank Strength (Rnk 20)
1,273
(Diff: -2,798)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 13)
69,685
(Diff: -15,455)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 8)
85,140
(Diff: 15,455)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 13)
580
(Diff: 247)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 19)
333
(Diff: -247)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 9)
2,050
(Diff: 1,718)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 33)
332
(Diff: -1,718)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 8)
1,085
(Diff: 899)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 26)
186
(Diff: -899)


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NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength (Rnk 32)
101
(Diff: 44)
Fleet Strength (Rnk 44)
57
(Diff: -44)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: 0)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: 0)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: 0)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: 0)
Submarines (Rnk 7)
19
(Diff: 19)
Submarines (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -19)
Destroyers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: 0)
Destroyers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: 0)
Frigates (Rnk 11)
7
(Diff: 0)
Frigates (Rnk 11)
7
(Diff: 0)
Corvettes (Rnk 12)
3
(Diff: -1)
Corvettes (Rnk 11)
4
(Diff: 1)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 36)
21
(Diff: -18)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 21)
39
(Diff: 18)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 21)
1
(Diff: -2)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 19)
3
(Diff: 2)


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LOGISTICS
Airports (Rnk 21)
319
(Diff: 105)
Airports (Rnk 25)
214
(Diff: -105)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 20)
893
(Diff: 501)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 40)
392
(Diff: -501)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 17)
4
(Diff: -1)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 16)
5
(Diff: 1)
Labor Force (Rnk 18)
30,500,000
(Diff: 16,500,000)
Labor Force (Rnk 39)
14,000,000
(Diff: -16,500,000)
Roadways (Rnk 23)
223,485km
(Diff: 2,113km)
Roadways (Rnk 24)
221,372km
(Diff: -2,113km)
Roadways (Rnk 24)
8,484km
(Diff: 3,074km)
Roadways (Rnk 35)
5,410km
(Diff: -3,074km)


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NATURAL RESOURCES
Oil Production (Rnk 9)
3,450,000bbl
(Diff: -7,365,700bbl)
Oil Production (Rnk 2)
10,815,700bbl
(Diff: 7,365,700bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 102)
1,935,000bbl
(Diff: -1,250,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 109)
3,185,000bbl
(Diff: 1,250,000bbl)
Proven Oil Reserves (Rnk 3)
210,000,000,000bbl
(Diff: -50,000,000,000bbl)
Proven Oil Reserves (Rnk 2)
260,000,000,000bbl
(Diff: 50,000,000,000bbl)
Natural Gas Production (Rnk 3)
237,561,415,000bbl
(Diff: 123,784,767,000bbl)
Natural Gas Production (Rnk 8)
113,776,648,000bbl
(Diff: -123,784,767,000bbl)
Natural Gas Consumption (Rnk 105)
220,704,282,000bbl
(Diff: 106,927,634,000bbl)
Natural Gas Consumption (Rnk 103)
113,776,648,000bbl
(Diff: -106,927,634,000bbl)
Proven Nat.Gas Reserves (Rnk 2)
33,987,296,000,000bbl
(Diff: 24,564,484,000,000bbl)
Proven Nat.Gas Reserves (Rnk 6)
9,422,812,000,000bbl
(Diff: -24,564,484,000,000bbl)
Coal Production (Rnk 43)
2,783,000bbl
(Diff: 2,783,000bbl)
Coal Production (Rnk 145)
0bbl
(Diff: -2,783,000bbl)
Coal Consumption (Rnk 60)
2,794,000bbl
(Diff: 2,721,000bbl)
Coal Consumption (Rnk 18)
73,000bbl
(Diff: -2,721,000bbl)
Proven Coal Reserves (Rnk 31)
1,203,000,000bbl
(Diff: 1,203,000,000bbl)
Proven Coal Reserves (Rnk 145)
0bbl
(Diff: -1,203,000,000bbl)


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GEOGRAPHY
Square Land Area (Rnk 17)
1,648,195km
(Diff: -501,495km)
Square Land Area (Rnk 12)
2,149,690km
(Diff: 501,495km)
Shared Border (Rnk 108)
5,894km
(Diff: 1,622km)
Shared Border (Rnk 88)
4,272km
(Diff: -1,622km)
Coastline (Rnk 66)
2,440km
(Diff: -200km)
Coastline (Rnk 71)
2,640km
(Diff: 200km)
Waterways (Rnk 64)
850km
(Diff: 850km)
Waterways (Rnk 145)
0km
(Diff: -850km)




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