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Army 130,000 personnel ; 220,000 conscript (total 350,000) 5 Corps–Level Regional HQ

ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN ARMY AVIATION (IRIAA) ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران
Army Aviation

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type
Army avn gps

AIRCRAFT No combat capable. Total 44 Transport Aircrafts.

Army Support 2 sqns with 10 Army Spt ac:
1 Commander 680FL,
2 Aero Commander A.C. 690A Commander;
2 Rockwell RC-690 Turbo Commander;
1 Fokker F27-400M Friendship;
   
VIP Transport 1sqn with 1 VIP Tpt ac:
1 Dassault-Breguet Mystère/Falcon 20F;

Transport 2 sqns with 32 Tpt ac:
1 Fokker F27-400M Friendship;
1 Fokker F27-200 Friendship;
2 Pilatus PC-6B Turbo Porter;
4 Aero Commander A.C. 500U Shrike Commander /Rockwell 500S Shrike Commander;
6 Cessna 310;
4 Cessna 210 Centurion;
10 Cessna U-17A Skywagon (Cessna 185A);
4 Cessna 180 Skywagon

Fixed-Wing Training
1 sqn with Trg ac:
1 Dassault Falcon 50


HELICOPTER
223 Attack capable. Total 544 Helicopters.

Anti-Armour Attack 7 sqns with 123 Atk hel:
50 Bell Helicopter Textron AH-1J Cobra (TOW)
50 HESA Shahed 285 (Bell AH-1J Cobra)
23 Bell Helicopter Textron AH-1J Cobra
? Shabaviz 2091 Panha (+15 ordered);

Anti-Armour Attack 1 sqn with 6 Atk hel:
6 Mil Mi-24 Hind-

Assault 1 sqn with 6 Aslt hel:
4 Mil Mi-8MTW Hip-C;
2 Mil Mi-17 Hip-H;

Assault 3 sqns with 33 Aslt hel:
33 Bell 214A Isfahan;

Assault & Support 8 sqns with 80  Aslt Spt hel:
80 Bell 214A/B Isfahan;

Heavy Transport 3 sqns with 30 hy tpt hel
30 CH-47C Chinook;

Support 3 sqns with 30 Spt hel:
30 Agusta Bell AB-205A-1 Iroquois;

Support 2 sqns with 21 Spt hel:
21 Mil Mi-171Sh Hip-H (+15 ordered);

Utility sqns with 1? Utl hel:
1 Agusta Bell AB-212
? Shahed 278;
? Shavabiz 2-75 (+15 ordered);
? Shahed 274 (+20 ordered);

Reconnaissance 4 sqns with 24 Recce hel:
24 Agusta Bell AB-206A-1JetRanger;

Reconnaissance & Liaison 1 sqn with 10 Recce/Liaison hel:
10 Agusta Bell AB-206A-1JetRanger;

Transport  1 sqn with 10 Tpt hel:
10 Bell 214A Isfahan;

Liaison 1 sqn with 5 Liaison hel:
5 Agusta Bell AB-206A-1 JetRanger;

Heavy Transport Training 2 sqns with 10 Hy Tpt Trg hel:
10 Boeing CH-47C Chinook

Reconnaissance & Training 2 sqns with 92 Recce Trg hel
10 Agusta Bell AB-205A-1 Iroquois;
82 Agusta Bell AB-206A-1 JetRanger;

Rotary Flying Training 2 sqns with 13 Trg hel
7 Agusta Bell AB-205A-1 Iroquois;
1 Agusta Bell AB-206A-1 JetRanger;
5 Hughes 300C


Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle
• UCAV •
Impact UCAV:
  Karrar Basic Attack UAV

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
• UAV •
TACTICAL
  Mohajer II / Mohajer III / Mohajer IV


MISSILES
  ASM
(Anti-tank missile): 3000+ BGM-71A TOW (For AH-1J), AT-3 Sagger


Iran Army Air Defence Systems
AD • SAM
SP
HQ-7 (reported); 10 Pantsyr S-1E (SA-22 Greyhound)
MANPAD SA-14 Gremlin/SA-16 Gimlet/SA-7 Grail; Misaq (QW-1) Portable SAM: 
600 QW-11 (Iranian designation Misagh-2)
1100 QW-1 Vanguard (Iranian designation Misagh-1);
150 RBS-70;
2000 Strela-2/SA-7 Grail (Deal also incl 550 launchers),
400 HN-5A;
GUNS 1,700
SP
23mm ZSU-23-4 SP;
57mm ZSU-57-2 SP
TOWED
14.5mm ZPU-2; ZPU-4;
23mm ZU-23;
35mm;
37mm M-1939; PRC Type-55;
57mm S-60


SSM MISSILES
  MSL • TACTICAL •
SSM
  30 M-7/CSS-8 (200 msl; Iranian designation Tondar-69);
  10+ Scud Mod-C (Up to 12 launchers/launch vehicles (170 msl));
   8+ R-17/SS-1c Scud-B (Up to 12 launchers/launch vehicles (100 msl));
   ? Shahin-1/Shahin-2;
   ? Nazeat;
   ? Oghab


FACILITIES
  Islamic Republic of Iran Army Aviation Main Headquarters: HQ Located at Tehran

  Army Airbases: Masjed Suleyman, Kermanshah, Shahid Vatanpoor, Badr, Tehran Ghale-Morghi, Tehran-Mehrabad, Kerman, Mashhad, Zahedan
 
  Iranian Army Airfields and Airbases Organisation (Current Order of Battle):
 
Generic Support Base (Isfahan) - Badr (OIFP) Air Base:
Helicopter Transport Squadron: 10 CH-47C
Helicopter Transport Squadron: 10 CH-47C
Helicopter Transport Squadron: 10 CH-47C
Helicopter Assault & Transport Squadron: 10 Bell 214A/B
Helicopter Assault & Transport Squadron: 10 Bell 214A/B
Helicopter Assault & Transport Squadron: 10 Bell 214A/B
Helicopter Assault & Transport Squadron: 10 Bell 214A/B
Helicopter Support Squadron: 10 AB-205A1
Helicopter Liaison Squadron: 5 AB-206A 
Helicopter Attack Squadron: 10 AH-1J / AH-1J (TOW)    

1st Support & Assault Group (Bakhtaran) - Kermanshah (KSH/OICC) Air Base:
Helicopter Support & Assault Squadron: 10 Bell 214A/B
Helicopter Support & Assault Squadron: 10 Bell 214A/B
Helicopter Support Squadron: 10 AB-205A1
Helicopter Liaison & Reconnaissance Squadron: 10 AB-206A
Helicopter Attack Squadron: 15 AH-1J / AH-1J (TOW)   
Helicopter Attack Squadron: 15 AH-1J / AH-1J (TOW)   

3rd Support & Assault Group - Kerman (KER/OIKK) Air Base:
Helicopter Assault Squadron: 15 Bell 214A
Helicopter Assault Squadron: 15 Bell 214A
Helicopter Support Squadron: 10 AB-205A1
Helicopter Reconnaissance Squadron: 13 AB206A
Helicopter Attack Squadron: 10 AH-1J / AH-1J (TOW)   
Helicopter Attack Squadron: 6 Mi-24

14th Tactical Air Base - Mashhad (MHD/OIMM) Airport
5th Support & Assault Group
Helicopter Support & Assault Squadron: 10 Bell 214A/B
Helicopter Attack Squadron: 5 AH-1J     
Helicopter Reconnaissance Squadron: 5 AB-206A1   

12th Tactical Air Base - Shahid Asyaee/Masjed Suleyman (OIAI) Airport
2nd Support & Assault Group
Helicopter Support & Assault Squadron: 10 Bell 214A/B
Helicopter Attack Squadron: 10 AH-1J / AH-1J (TOW)
Helicopter Reconnaissance Squadron: 5 AB-206A1   

Isfahan Central Training School - Shahid Vatanpoor (OIFH) Air Base
Helicopter Training & Reconnaissance Squadron: 5 AB-205A1, 41 AB-206A
Helicopter Training & Reconnaissance Squadron: 5 AB-205A1, 41 AB-206A
Helicopter Training & Transport Squadron: 5 CH-47C
Helicopter Training & Transport Squadron: 5 CH-47C

Support Group - Tehran Ghale-Morghi (OIIG) Airport
Transport Squadron: PC-6, 4 A.C. 500U Shrike Commander (Rockwell 500S Shrike Commander), 14 Cessna 180/185, 1 Cessna 310
Fixed-Wing Training Squadron: Falcon 50
Helicopter Transport Squadron: 10 Bell 214A
Helicopter Training Squadron: 7 AB-205A1, 1 AB-206A
Helicopter Training Squadron: 5 Hughes 300C

1st Tactical Air Base - Tehran-Mehrabad (THR/ OIII) International Airport
Aircraft Battalion Command Support
VIP Squadron: 1 Falcon 20F
Support Squadron: 2 RC-690    
Transport Squadron: 1 F27-400M, 1 F27-600

11th Tactical Air Base - Zahedan (ZAH/OIZH)
Provisional Support & Assault Group
Helicopter Attack Squadron: 3 AH-1J
Helicopter Assault Squadron: 4 Mi-18
Helicopter Assault Squadron: 3 Bell 214A    
Helicopter Reconnaissance Squadron: 1 AB206
9th Tactical Air Base - Bandar Abbas (BND/OIKB) International
Army Squadron: 1 Commander 680FL, 1 Aero Commander 690A,  1 F27, 1 AB-212


Iranian Army Organisations by Service Notes:
Islamic Republic of Iran Army Forces by Role (Current order of battle):
5 Corps–Level Regional HQ Armd 4 div each
(2 armd, 1 mech bde , 1 recce, 1 SP arty bn); 1 indep bde, Mech Inf 2 div each (1 armd, 2-3 mech inf bde , 1 recce bn, 1 SP arty, 1 arty bn), Inf 4 div each (3-4 inf ,1 arty bde); 1 indep bde, SF 1 bde, Cdo 1 div; 3 bde, AB 1 div, Arty 6 gp, Avn some gp)

Army Inventory Equipment Notes:
Totals incl those held by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Ground Forces. Some equipment serviceability in doubt
MBT 1,613+: 100 Zulfiqar; 480 T-72; 150 M-60A1; 75+ T-62; 100 Chieftain Mk3/Mk5; 540 T-54/T-55/Type-59; 168 M-47/M-48 LT TK 80+: 80 Scorpion; Towsan
RECCE 35 EE-9 Cascavel AIFV 610: 210 BMP-1; 400 BMP-2
APC 770 (APC (T) 470: 270 WZ-501/Type-86 Boraq; 200 M-113 APC (W) 300 BTR-50/60)
ARTY 8,196+ (SP 310+ : 122mm 60+: 60 2S1 Carnation; Thunder 1; 155mm 180+: 180 M-109; Thunder 2; 170mm 10 M-1978; 175mm 30 M-107; 203mm 30 M-110 TOWED 2,010+; 105mm 130 M-101A1; 122mm 640: 540 D-30; 100 Type-54 (M-30) M-1938; 130mm 985 M-46; 152mm 30 D-20; 155mm 205: 120 GHN-45; 70 M-114; 15 Type 88 WAC-21; 203mm 20 M-115 MRL 876+: 107mm 700+: 700 Type-63; Fadjr 1; HASEB; 122mm 157: 7 BM-11; 100 BM-21; 50 Arash/Hadid/Noor; 240mm 19: ε10 Fadjr 3; 9 M-1985; 333mm Fadjr 5, MOR 5,000: 60mm; 81mm; 82mm; 107mm M-30;120mm M-65)
AT (MSL • MANPATS 75 AT-3 9K11 Sagger/AT-4 9K111 Spigot/AT-5 9K113 Spandrel/Saeqhe 1/Saeqhe 2/Toophan/TOW (some AT-3 SP), Toophan (TOW) RCL 200+: 75mm M-20; 82mm B-10; 106mm 200 M-40; 107mm B-11, RL 73mm RPG-7 Knout)


Current Service Aircraft:

Total
Now
Aircraft Type Total
Del'd
Service
Entry
Origin
Liaison / Transport
+ Harbin Y-12 + 200? China
2 Dassault-Breguet Mystère/Falcon 20F/E 2 1988 France
2 Fokker F-27-400M Friendship 2 1983 Netherlands
4 Aero Commander A.C. 500U Shrike Commander 5 1988 USA
2 Aero Commander A.C. 690 Commander 7 1973 USA
2 Cessna 150  2 1981 USA
4 Cessna 180H Skywagon 5 1978 USA
10 Cessna 185A Skywagon, U-17A 45 1971 USA
4 Cessna 210 Centurion 4 1994 -
6 Cessna 310 6 1986 -
- Cessna 337, O-2A Super Skymaster 10 1970 USA
Attack Helicopter
135 Bell 209, AH-1J Sea Cobra / Shabaviz 2091 202 1974 USA
6 Mil Mi-24 Hind 6 - -
Heavy Helicopter
50 Boeing Vertol / EM CH-47C Chinook 90 1983 -
- Boeing Vertol CH-47C Chinook 22 1971 USA
- Sikorsky S-65, RH-53D Sea Stallion 6 1988 USA
Medium Helicopter
27 Mil Mi-171Sh Hip-H / Mi-8 Hip-C 27  2000 Russia
123 Bell 214A/B Isfahan 287 1975 USA (License)
1 Agusta Bell AB-212 14 1988 Italy
47 Agusta Bell AB-205A-1 Iroquois 80 1983 Italy
122 Agusta Bell AB-206B Jet Ranger 130 1969 Italy
5 Hughes 300C   1983 USA


 
F-4E (IRIAF)
IRIAF F-14A Tomcat
IRIAF MiG-29 Fulcrum
IRIAF Su-24MK Fencer-D
IRIAF MDD F-4E Phantom II
IRIAF Mirage F-1EQ / BQ
Iran AF
Scheme
IRIAF F-14A TOMCAT


   Iran AF News:

Iran admits to being hit by potent cyber attack

• Iran admits to being hit by potent cyber attack  (3.11.2018)

IRGC Navy Warns of Dire Consequences of US Warships' Amateur Behavior in Persian Gulf

• IRGC Navy Warns of Dire Consequences of US Warships' Amateur Behavior in Persian Gulf  (10.3.2017)

Iranian Navy Sends Fleet of Warships to Russia

• Iranian Navy Sends Fleet of Warships to Russia  (9.3.2017)


• Iran Shows Offs Home-Made Hovercraft  (6.2.2015)

• Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?  (6.4.2014)

• Iran needless of foreign aid for repairing copters: Cmdr.  (25.6.2013)

• Iran Navy to Get Advanced Cruise Missiles
 (12.5.2013)

• Iranian F-5F Crashes in West Iran, 2 Pilots Killed
 (22.4.2013)

• U.S. jet warns Iranian fighter approaching Predator drone
 (31.3.2013)

• U.S. jet warns Iranian fighter approaching Predator drone
 (31.3.2013)

• US Sec. of State tells Iraq to close airspace for Iranian planes ‘with Assad aid’
 (26.3.2013)

• An Iranian F-4E tried to intercept U.S. MQ-1 Predator drone
 (15.3.2013)

• Iran Tests New Fakour 90 Air-to-Air Missile
 (10.2.2013)


 

 



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