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Iran Military 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on January 13, 2011

Military branches:
Islamic Republic of Iran Regular Forces (Artesh): Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force (IRIAF), Khatemolanbia Air Defense; Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Sepah-e Pasdaran-e Enqelab-e Eslami, IRGC): Ground Resistance Forces, Navy, Aerospace Force, Qods Force (special operations); Law Enforcement Forces (2010)

Military service age and obligation:
19 years of age for compulsory military service; 16 years of age for volunteers; 17 years of age for Law Enforcement Forces; 15 years of age for Basij Forces (Popular Mobilization Army); conscript military service obligation - 18 months; women exempt from military service (2008)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 20,763,890
[see also: Manpower available for military service - males age 16-49 country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 20,157,570 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower available for military service - females age 16-49 country ranks ]

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 17,844,536
[see also: Manpower fit for military service - males age 16-49 country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 17,312,808 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower fit for military service - females age 16-49 country ranks ]

Manpower reaching military service age annually:
male: 636,558
[see also: Manpower reaching military service age annually - male country ranks ]
female: 604,658 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower reaching military service age annually - female country ranks ]

Military expenditures:
2.5% of GDP (2006)
country comparison to the world: 59
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Iran on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Iran Military 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Iran Military 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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