Iran Military expenditures:
5% of GDP (2017)
4.4% of GDP (2016)
4.4% of GDP (2015)
3.3% of GDP (2014)
4.3% of GDP (2013)
country comparison to the world: 8
Iran Military branches:
Islamic Republic of Iran Regular Forces (Artesh): Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force (IRIAF), Khatemolanbia Air Defense Headquarters; Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Sepah-e Pasdaran-e Enqelab-e Eslami, IRGC): Ground Forces, Navy, Aerospace Force, Qods Force (special operations); Law Enforcement Forces (2019)
Iran Military service age and obligation:
18 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 is 18-24 months; women exempt from military service (2019)
Data for Educational Purpose Only.
The World Factbook 2016-17. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2016.
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