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Comparison of Iran and United States Military Strengths (2023)



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



The selected countries for comparison, Iran and United States, 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)
United States
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PwrIndx: 0.0712
Score of 0.0000 being optimal.
(Rnk 1 of 145)


COMPARISON BRIEF
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MANPOWER
Total Population (Rnk 17)
86,758,304
(Diff: -250,583,650)
Total Population (Rnk 3)
337,341,954
(Diff: 250,583,650)
Available Manpower (Rnk 15)
48,584,650
(Diff: -99,845,810)
Available Manpower (Rnk 3)
148,430,460
(Diff: 99,845,810)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 13)
40,776,403
(Diff: -82,353,410)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 3)
123,129,813
(Diff: 82,353,410)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 16)
1,388,133
(Diff: -2,997,312)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 5)
4,385,445
(Diff: 2,997,312)
Active Personnel (Rnk 7)
575,000
(Diff: -815,000)
Active Personnel (Rnk 3)
1,390,000
(Diff: 815,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 14)
350,000
(Diff: -92,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 12)
442,000
(Diff: 92,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 22)
90,000
(Diff: 90,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -90,000)
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FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (Rnk 40)
$5,550,000,000
(Diff: $-756,131,000,000)
Defense Budget (Rnk 1)
$761,681,000,000
(Diff: $756,131,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 30)
$8,000,000,000
(Diff: $-20,267,951,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 117)
$20,275,951,000,000
(Diff: $20,267,951,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 20)
$120,600,000,000
(Diff: $-2,700,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 19)
$123,300,000,000
(Diff: $2,700,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 23)
$1,044,310,000,000
(Diff: $-18,955,690,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 2)
$20,000,000,000,000
(Diff: $18,955,690,000,000)


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AIRPOWER
Total Aircraft (Rnk 21)
541
(Diff: -12,759)
Total Aircraft (Rnk 1)
13,300
(Diff: 12,759)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 16)
196
(Diff: -1,718)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 1)
1,914
(Diff: 1,718)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 26)
23
(Diff: -820)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 1)
843
(Diff: 820)
Transports (Rnk 7)
86
(Diff: -876)
Transports (Rnk 1)
962
(Diff: 876)
Trainers (Rnk 29)
94
(Diff: -2,540)
Trainers (Rnk 1)
2,634
(Diff: 2,540)
Special-Mission (Rnk 24)
9
(Diff: -722)
Special-Mission (Rnk 1)
731
(Diff: 722)
Aerial Tankers (Rnk 7)
7
(Diff: -561)
Aerial Tankers (Rnk 1)
568
(Diff: 561)
Helicopters (Rnk 29)
126
(Diff: -5,458)
Helicopters (Rnk 1)
5,584
(Diff: 5,458)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 34)
12
(Diff: -971)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 1)
983
(Diff: 971)


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LAND POWER
Tank Strength (Rnk 7)
4,071
(Diff: -1,429)
Tank Strength (Rnk 3)
5,500
(Diff: 1,429)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 13)
69,685
(Diff: -233,868)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 1)
303,553
(Diff: 233,868)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 13)
580
(Diff: -420)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 9)
1,000
(Diff: 420)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 9)
2,050
(Diff: 711)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 14)
1,339
(Diff: -711)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 8)
1,085
(Diff: -631)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 5)
1,716
(Diff: 631)


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NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength (Rnk 32)
101
(Diff: -383)
Fleet Strength (Rnk 1)
484
(Diff: 383)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -11)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 1)
11
(Diff: 11)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -9)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 1)
9
(Diff: 9)
Submarines (Rnk 7)
19
(Diff: -49)
Submarines (Rnk 3)
68
(Diff: 49)
Destroyers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -92)
Destroyers (Rnk 1)
92
(Diff: 92)
Frigates (Rnk 11)
7
(Diff: 7)
Frigates (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -7)
Corvettes (Rnk 12)
3
(Diff: -19)
Corvettes (Rnk 4)
22
(Diff: 19)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 36)
21
(Diff: 11)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 48)
10
(Diff: -11)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 21)
1
(Diff: -7)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 14)
8
(Diff: 7)


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LOGISTICS
Airports (Rnk 21)
319
(Diff: -13,194)
Airports (Rnk 1)
13,513
(Diff: 13,194)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 20)
893
(Diff: -2,734)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 6)
3,627
(Diff: 2,734)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 17)
4
(Diff: -31)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 2)
35
(Diff: 31)
Labor Force (Rnk 18)
30,500,000
(Diff: -116,500,000)
Labor Force (Rnk 3)
147,000,000
(Diff: 116,500,000)
Roadways (Rnk 23)
223,485km
(Diff: -6,363,125km)
Roadways (Rnk 1)
6,586,610km
(Diff: 6,363,125km)
Roadways (Rnk 24)
8,484km
(Diff: -285,080km)
Roadways (Rnk 1)
293,564km
(Diff: 285,080km)


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NATURAL RESOURCES
Oil Production (Rnk 9)
3,450,000bbl
(Diff: -14,550,000bbl)
Oil Production (Rnk 1)
18,000,000bbl
(Diff: 14,550,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 102)
1,935,000bbl
(Diff: -18,620,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 113)
20,555,000bbl
(Diff: 18,620,000bbl)
Proven Oil Reserves (Rnk 3)
210,000,000,000bbl
(Diff: 160,000,000,000bbl)
Proven Oil Reserves (Rnk 10)
50,000,000,000bbl
(Diff: -160,000,000,000bbl)
Natural Gas Production (Rnk 3)
237,561,415,000bbl
(Diff: -729,582,947,000bbl)
Natural Gas Production (Rnk 1)
967,144,362,000bbl
(Diff: 729,582,947,000bbl)
Natural Gas Consumption (Rnk 105)
220,704,282,000bbl
(Diff: -636,838,376,000bbl)
Natural Gas Consumption (Rnk 108)
857,542,658,000bbl
(Diff: 636,838,376,000bbl)
Proven Nat.Gas Reserves (Rnk 2)
33,987,296,000,000bbl
(Diff: 20,808,516,000,000bbl)
Proven Nat.Gas Reserves (Rnk 4)
13,178,780,000,000bbl
(Diff: -20,808,516,000,000bbl)
Coal Production (Rnk 43)
2,783,000bbl
(Diff: -492,347,000bbl)
Coal Production (Rnk 5)
495,130,000bbl
(Diff: 492,347,000bbl)
Coal Consumption (Rnk 60)
2,794,000bbl
(Diff: -439,174,000bbl)
Coal Consumption (Rnk 113)
441,968,000bbl
(Diff: 439,174,000bbl)
Proven Coal Reserves (Rnk 31)
1,203,000,000bbl
(Diff: -227,459,000,000bbl)
Proven Coal Reserves (Rnk 1)
228,662,000,000bbl
(Diff: 227,459,000,000bbl)


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GEOGRAPHY
Square Land Area (Rnk 17)
1,648,195km
(Diff: -8,178,480km)
Square Land Area (Rnk 3)
9,826,675km
(Diff: 8,178,480km)
Shared Border (Rnk 108)
5,894km
(Diff: -6,154km)
Shared Border (Rnk 129)
12,048km
(Diff: 6,154km)
Coastline (Rnk 66)
2,440km
(Diff: -17,484km)
Coastline (Rnk 100)
19,924km
(Diff: 17,484km)
Waterways (Rnk 64)
850km
(Diff: -40,159km)
Waterways (Rnk 4)
41,009km
(Diff: 40,159km)




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