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News code: 25408
Published Date: Sunday 29 April 2018 - 10:10:27
Global Firepower:

Iran among top military powers

Iran among top military powers
IRAN  - Iran's Armed Forces have jumped seven spots to be placed higher than Saudi Arabia and the Zionist regime on the newest list of the world's strongest armies composed by Global Firepower (GFP) company.

GFP provides a unique analytical display of data concerning today's world military powers. Currently, the Iranian Army is 13th in the newest ranking for the year 2018, among the 136 countries listed.

Iran is placed between Egypt (12th) and the Brazil (14).

GFP ranking is based on each nation's potential war-making capability across land, sea and air fought with conventional weapons. The results incorporate values related to resources, finances, and geography with over 55 different factors ultimately making up the final rankings. The results provide an interesting glimpse into an increasingly volatile global landscape where war seems all but an inevitability.

Iran is ranked 13 (out of 136) out of the countries currently considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx rating of 0.3131.

According to the newly-released GFP review for 2018 Iran Military Strength, Iran has a population of over 80 million people 47 million of which are available manpower. Moreover, more than 39 million Iranians are considered as fit for service while 1.4 million of the population reach military age every year. Iran also enjoys 934,000 total military personnel 534,000 of which are active with the reset being reserved personnel.

The Air Power section includes both fixed-wing and rotary-wing (helicopter) aircraft from all branches of service (Air Force, Navy, Army). As such, Iran possesses a total of 505 aircraft comprising 150 fighter, 158 attack, 192 transport, 101 trainer aircraft. In addition, the country owns a total of 145 helicopters 12 of which are attack ones.

In terms of Army Strength, the Islamic Republic of Iran is using 1,650 combat tanks, 2,215 armed fighting vehicles, 440 self-propelled artillery, 2,188 towed artillery in addition to 1,533 rocket projectors.

The Iranian Navy also possess a total of 398 naval assets including three corvettes, 33 submarines, 230 patrol craft as well as 10 mine warfare vessels.


News Code: 25408
Published Date: Sunday 29 April 2018 - 10:10:27
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