Apr 14, 2024, 11:03 AM IST

Israel vs Iran: Which has a stronger military?

Ritik Raj

Iran recently launched attack drones and missiles over Jerusalem, causing loud booms and sirens to be heard in the sky.

Now, let us see who has a more powerful military: Israel or Iran?

Israel and the US are close allies, and the US has provided Israel with approximately $263 billion in foreign aid between 1946 and 2023.

Iran has about 610,000 active-duty military personnel, compared to 169,500 in Israel's army, navy, and paramilitary.

With 350,000 trained soldiers, Iran also possesses a sizable reserve force.

In addition to more than 2,200 tanks, Israel also has 339 combat-capable aircraft, including 5 submarines, 309 fighter ground attack jets, and 49 patrol and coastal combatants.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) possesses more than 500 aircraft, including older F-4 Phantoms and Saegheh aircraft built domestically.

Notably, Israeli citizens over the age of 18 are required to serve in the military.

There are about 20,000 active-duty members of the Iranian Navy.