How strong is military?

How strong is military?


amid flying ultimatums between
Washington and Tehran attention is being drawn to whether Iran can confront the
most powerful military force in the world
Okinawa now tells us what we need to know about Iran’s military capabilities the United States has the strongest
military in the world but how does Iran stack up according to an annual review
by the military ranking website global firepower Tehran sits at 14th place out
of 137 countries Iran has an estimated 523 thousand active personnel in its
Army Navy Air Force and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard corpse its defense
budget last year was about six point three billion u.s. dollars a pale shadow
of America’s 716 billion iran’s land power includes some 8,500 tanks rocket
launchers and artillery its naval power consists of almost 400 ships and
submarines and it’s Air Force a little over 500 planes and helicopters
according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies Iran has the
largest and most diverse arsenal of missiles in the Middle East with
thousands of short and medium-range ballistic and cruise missiles the
Islamic Republic is capable of striking targets as far away as Israel and
southeastern Europe a US Defense Department report on Iran’s military
power says Tehran has been testing space technology to develop intercontinental
missiles which can travel a minimum range of 5,500 kilometers released in
November the report pointed out that Iran’s naval forces benefit from the
state’s geostrategic position in the region which enables them to threaten
navigation in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz the Pentagon’s report
added that Iran has seen rapid progress in advancing its unmanned aerial vehicle
capabilities conn-young Arirang news

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