Published Global Firepowers site specializing in the study of the armies of the world a comparison between the military capabilities of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The article clearly shows the strengths and weaknesses of the two countries ranked 13th in Iran and 26 in the list of the world's most militarily powerful countries.
The study is based on various measures that affect the course of the potential military conflict between the two parties.
In terms of indirect factors, the study clearly shows Iran's superiority over Saudi Arabia in terms of population, especially those capable of protecting the homeland, as well as the superiority of Saudi Arabia's external debt to Iran (which directly affects the country's economy, especially in times of war).
For its part, Saudi Arabia exceeds the Islamic Republic in terms of the size of the defense budget ($ 56 billion against $ 6 billion), gold reserves and purchasing power.
In terms of direct military factors, Iran appears to outperform Saudi Arabia in terms of its armed forces (934,000 to 256,000), the number of tanks (1,650 vs. 1142), the trailer trailer (2188 vs. 432) and rocket launchers (1533 vs. 322) And military airports (319 vs. 214).
Saudi Arabia's strengths vis-à-vis Iran appear to lie in the Air Force (844 warplanes versus 505 inTehran , 254 military helicopters vs. 145), armored vehicles (5472 vs. 2215) and mobile guns (524 vs. 440).
At sea, the study confirms Tehran's superiority over Riyadh in terms of the total number of military vessels (398 versus 55), as well as Iran's absolute domination of Saudi Arabia in submarines (33 submarines versus none).
However, this superiority depends largely on the number of patrol boats in the Islamic Republic, as well as the vessels assigned to demining, while Saudi Arabia has the largest force of frigates (seven to five) and cruisers (four to three).
In terms of infrastructure, the study indicates that the length of roads in Saudi Arabia is more than 221 thousand km compared to about 173 thousand in Iran, but the Islamic Republic clearly exceeds the Kingdom in terms of length of railway (8.4 thousand km compared to 1.3 thousand).