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Comparison of Iran and Saudi Arabia Military Strengths (2022)



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Side-by-side comparison showcasing the relative fighting strengths of Iran and Saudi Arabia for the year 2022.



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COUNTRIES
Iran
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PwrIndx: 0.2104*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being optimal.
Ranked 14 of 142
Saudi Arabia
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PwrIndx: 0.2966*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being optimal.
Ranked 20 of 142
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MANPOWER
Total Population (Rnk 17)
85,888,910
(Diff: 51,105,153)
Total Population (Rnk 41)
34,783,757
(Diff: -51,105,153)
Available Manpower (Rnk 14)
48,097,790
(Diff: 30,010,236)
Available Manpower (Rnk 35)
18,087,554
(Diff: -30,010,236)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 13)
40,367,788
(Diff: 23,741,152)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 30)
16,626,636
(Diff: -23,741,152)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 16)
1,374,223
(Diff: 782,899)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 37)
591,324
(Diff: -782,899)
Active Personnel (Rnk 7)
575,000
(Diff: 350,000)
Active Personnel (Rnk 18)
225,000
(Diff: -350,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 12)
350,000
(Diff: 350,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 140)
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 44)
$5,000,000,000
(Diff: $-41,000,000,000)
Defense Budget (Rnk 9)
$46,000,000,000
(Diff: $41,000,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 33)
$7,995,000,000
(Diff: $-197,105,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 107)
$205,100,000,000
(Diff: $197,105,000,000)
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 22)
$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 22)
543
(Diff: -354)
Total Aircraft (Rnk 12)
897
(Diff: 354)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 16)
197
(Diff: -86)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 9)
283
(Diff: 86)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 20)
23
(Diff: -58)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 9)
81
(Diff: 58)
Transports (Rnk 6)
85
(Diff: 36)
Transports (Rnk 14)
49
(Diff: -36)
Trainers (Rnk 28)
96
(Diff: -94)
Trainers (Rnk 14)
190
(Diff: 94)
Special-Mission (Rnk 23)
9
(Diff: -5)
Special-Mission (Rnk 20)
14
(Diff: 5)
Helicopters (Rnk 30)
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 10)
2,831
(Diff: 1,769)
Tank Strength (Rnk 21)
1,062
(Diff: -1,769)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 13)
7,600
(Diff: 1,398)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 17)
6,202
(Diff: -1,398)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 7)
1,030
(Diff: 325)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 9)
705
(Diff: -325)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 6)
2,108
(Diff: 290)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 9)
1,818
(Diff: -290)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 3)
2,485
(Diff: 2,210)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 19)
275
(Diff: -2,210)
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NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength (Rnk 21)
142
(Diff: 85)
Fleet Strength (Rnk 43)
57
(Diff: -85)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 140)
0
(Diff: 0)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 140)
0
(Diff: 0)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 140)
0
(Diff: 0)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 140)
0
(Diff: 0)
Submarines (Rnk 7)
19
(Diff: 19)
Submarines (Rnk 140)
0
(Diff: -19)
Destroyers (Rnk 140)
0
(Diff: 0)
Destroyers (Rnk 140)
0
(Diff: 0)
Frigates (Rnk 10)
7
(Diff: 0)
Frigates (Rnk 10)
7
(Diff: 0)
Corvettes (Rnk 13)
3
(Diff: -1)
Corvettes (Rnk 12)
4
(Diff: 1)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 13)
66
(Diff: 27)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 23)
39
(Diff: -27)
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 39)
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: 16,700,000)
Labor Force (Rnk 39)
13,800,000
(Diff: -16,700,000)
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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RESOURCES (OIL)
Oil Production (Rnk 6)
4,250,000bbl
(Diff: -6,175,000bbl)
Oil Production (Rnk 3)
10,425,000bbl
(Diff: 6,175,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 109)
1,804,000bbl
(Diff: -1,483,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 115)
3,287,000bbl
(Diff: 1,483,000bbl)
Proven Reserves (Rnk 4)
157,200,000,000bbl
(Diff: -109,000,000,000bbl)
Proven Reserves (Rnk 2)
266,200,000,000bbl
(Diff: 109,000,000,000bbl)
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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 102)
5,894km
(Diff: 1,622km)
Shared Border (Rnk 82)
4,272km
(Diff: -1,622km)
Coastline (Rnk 64)
2,440km
(Diff: -200km)
Coastline (Rnk 69)
2,640km
(Diff: 200km)
Waterways (Rnk 65)
850km
(Diff: 850km)
Waterways (Rnk 140)
0km
(Diff: -850km)


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