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Comparison of United States and Iran Military Strengths (2024)



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Side-by-side comparison showcasing the relative conventional fighting strengths of United States and Iran for the year 2024.



The selected countries for comparison, United States and Iran, 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
United States
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PwrIndx: 0.0699
Score of 0.0000 being optimal.
(Rnk 1 of 145)
Iran
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PwrIndx: 0.2269
Score of 0.0000 being optimal.
(Rnk 14 of 145)


COMPARISON BRIEF
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United States national flag image Land Power Iran national flag image
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MANPOWER
Total Population (Rnk 3)
339,665,118
(Diff: 252,074,245)
Total Population (Rnk 17)
87,590,873
(Diff: -252,074,245)
Available Manpower (Rnk 3)
149,452,652
(Diff: 100,401,763)
Available Manpower (Rnk 15)
49,050,889
(Diff: -100,401,763)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 3)
123,977,768
(Diff: 82,810,058)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 13)
41,167,710
(Diff: -82,810,058)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 5)
4,415,647
(Diff: 3,014,193)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 16)
1,401,454
(Diff: -3,014,193)
Active Personnel (Rnk 3)
1,328,000
(Diff: 718,000)
Active Personnel (Rnk 8)
610,000
(Diff: -718,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 10)
799,500
(Diff: 449,500)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 20)
350,000
(Diff: -449,500)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -220,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 10)
220,000
(Diff: 220,000)
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FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (Rnk 1)
$831,781,000,000
(Diff: $821,826,549,000)
Defense Budget (Rnk 33)
$9,954,451,000
(Diff: $-821,826,549,000)
External Debt (Rnk 117)
$20,275,951,000,000
(Diff: $20,267,951,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 30)
$8,000,000,000
(Diff: $-20,267,951,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 4)
$716,152,000,000
(Diff: $589,002,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 23)
$127,150,000,000
(Diff: $-589,002,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 2)
$21,132,000,000,000
(Diff: $19,813,000,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 18)
$1,319,000,000,000
(Diff: $-19,813,000,000,000)


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AIRPOWER
Total Aircraft (Rnk 1)
13,209
(Diff: 12,658)
Total Aircraft (Rnk 22)
551
(Diff: -12,658)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 1)
1,854
(Diff: 1,668)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 16)
186
(Diff: -1,668)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 1)
896
(Diff: 873)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 31)
23
(Diff: -873)
Transports (Rnk 1)
957
(Diff: 871)
Transports (Rnk 7)
86
(Diff: -871)
Trainers (Rnk 1)
2,648
(Diff: 2,546)
Trainers (Rnk 27)
102
(Diff: -2,546)
Special-Mission (Rnk 1)
695
(Diff: 685)
Special-Mission (Rnk 25)
10
(Diff: -685)
Aerial Tankers (Rnk 1)
606
(Diff: 599)
Aerial Tankers (Rnk 10)
7
(Diff: -599)
Helicopters (Rnk 1)
5,737
(Diff: 5,608)
Helicopters (Rnk 32)
129
(Diff: -5,608)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 1)
1,000
(Diff: 987)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 34)
13
(Diff: -987)


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LAND POWER
Tank Strength (Rnk 5)
4,657
(Diff: 2,661)
Tank Strength (Rnk 12)
1,996
(Diff: -2,661)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 1)
360,069
(Diff: 294,304)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 9)
65,765
(Diff: -294,304)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 5)
1,595
(Diff: 1,015)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 13)
580
(Diff: -1,015)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 14)
1,267
(Diff: -783)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 7)
2,050
(Diff: 783)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 7)
694
(Diff: -81)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 5)
775
(Diff: 81)


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NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength (Rnk 4)
472
(Diff: 371)
Fleet Strength (Rnk 37)
101
(Diff: -371)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 1)
11
(Diff: 11)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -11)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 1)
9
(Diff: 9)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -9)
Submarines (Rnk 2)
64
(Diff: 45)
Submarines (Rnk 7)
19
(Diff: -45)
Destroyers (Rnk 1)
75
(Diff: 75)
Destroyers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -75)
Frigates (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -7)
Frigates (Rnk 10)
7
(Diff: 7)
Corvettes (Rnk 4)
23
(Diff: 20)
Corvettes (Rnk 14)
3
(Diff: -20)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 56)
5
(Diff: -16)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 40)
21
(Diff: 16)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 14)
8
(Diff: 7)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 21)
1
(Diff: -7)


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LOGISTICS
Airports (Rnk 1)
13,513
(Diff: 13,194)
Airports (Rnk 21)
319
(Diff: -13,194)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 11)
1,815
(Diff: 873)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 20)
942
(Diff: -873)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 2)
35
(Diff: 31)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 17)
4
(Diff: -31)
Labor Force (Rnk 3)
164,797,000
(Diff: 137,115,000)
Labor Force (Rnk 24)
27,682,000
(Diff: -137,115,000)
Roadways (Rnk 1)
6,586,610km
(Diff: 6,363,125km)
Roadways (Rnk 23)
223,485km
(Diff: -6,363,125km)
Roadways (Rnk 1)
293,564km
(Diff: 285,080km)
Roadways (Rnk 25)
8,484km
(Diff: -285,080km)


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NATURAL RESOURCES
Oil Production (Rnk 1)
18,000,000bbl
(Diff: 14,550,000bbl)
Oil Production (Rnk 9)
3,450,000bbl
(Diff: -14,550,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 114)
20,555,000bbl
(Diff: 18,620,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 103)
1,935,000bbl
(Diff: -18,620,000bbl)
Proven Oil Reserves (Rnk 10)
50,000,000,000bbl
(Diff: -160,000,000,000bbl)
Proven Oil Reserves (Rnk 3)
210,000,000,000bbl
(Diff: 160,000,000,000bbl)
Natural Gas Production (Rnk 1)
967,144,362,000bbl
(Diff: 729,582,947,000bbl)
Natural Gas Production (Rnk 3)
237,561,415,000bbl
(Diff: -729,582,947,000bbl)
Natural Gas Consumption (Rnk 109)
857,542,658,000bbl
(Diff: 636,838,376,000bbl)
Natural Gas Consumption (Rnk 106)
220,704,282,000bbl
(Diff: -636,838,376,000bbl)
Proven Nat.Gas Reserves (Rnk 4)
13,178,780,000,000bbl
(Diff: -20,808,516,000,000bbl)
Proven Nat.Gas Reserves (Rnk 2)
33,987,296,000,000bbl
(Diff: 20,808,516,000,000bbl)
Coal Production (Rnk 5)
495,130,000bbl
(Diff: 492,347,000bbl)
Coal Production (Rnk 43)
2,783,000bbl
(Diff: -492,347,000bbl)
Coal Consumption (Rnk 113)
441,968,000bbl
(Diff: 439,174,000bbl)
Coal Consumption (Rnk 60)
2,794,000bbl
(Diff: -439,174,000bbl)
Proven Coal Reserves (Rnk 1)
228,662,000,000bbl
(Diff: 227,459,000,000bbl)
Proven Coal Reserves (Rnk 31)
1,203,000,000bbl
(Diff: -227,459,000,000bbl)


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GEOGRAPHY
Square Land Area (Rnk 3)
9,826,675km
(Diff: 8,178,480km)
Square Land Area (Rnk 17)
1,648,195km
(Diff: -8,178,480km)
Shared Border (Rnk 129)
12,002km
(Diff: 6,108km)
Shared Border (Rnk 108)
5,894km
(Diff: -6,108km)
Coastline (Rnk 100)
19,924km
(Diff: 17,484km)
Coastline (Rnk 66)
2,440km
(Diff: -17,484km)
Waterways (Rnk 5)
41,009km
(Diff: 40,159km)
Waterways (Rnk 65)
850km
(Diff: -40,159km)


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