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  Iran   Islamic Republic of Iran Naval Aviation (IRINA) • نیروینیروی دریایی جمهوری اسلامی ایران
Islamic Republic of Iran (Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi-ye Irān)

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Iranian Navy 18,000 personnel.

ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN NAVAL AVIATION (IRINA)
نیروی دریایی جمهوری اسلامی ایران
Naval Aviation 2,600 personnel.

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type

(9 cbt ac, 21 armed hel)

AIRCRAFT 9 combat capable. Total 20 Aircrafts.

Multi-role & Interceptor 1 sqn with 2 Multi-role ac:
2 HESA Saegheh

Maritime Patrol 1 sqn with 8 MP ac (with Air Force):
3 Lockheed P-3F Orion;
4 Dornier Do-228-100

Electronic Warfare • Electronic Intelligence sqn with 2 EW • Elint ac:
2 Dassault Mystère/Falcon 20E

Transport & Navy Patrol 2 sqns with 9 Tpt ac:
3 Fokker F-27-400M Friendship;
1 Fokker F27-600 Friendship;
1 Dassault-Breguet Mystère/Falcon 20E (VIP Tpt);
2 Rockwell A.C.690 Turbo Commander;
2 Rockwell A.C.500 Shrike Commander


HELICOPTER 21 combat capable. Total 36 Helicopters.

Anti-Submarine Warfare 2 sqn with 10 ASW hel:
12 Sikorsky ASH-3D Sea King;
6 Agusta Bell AB-212ASW

Mine Countermeasures sqn with 3 MCM hel:
3 Sikorsky RH-53D Sea Stallion;

Anti-Submarine Warfare & Search and Rescue 1 sqn with 12 ASW/SAR Hel (Second role: Transport):
1 Sikorsky RH-53D Sea Stallion; 
1 Sikorsky AS-61A-4 Sea King,
6 Agusta Bell AB-212ASW (Bell 212)
4 Mil Mi-171Sh Hip-H (medium-lift transport)

Liaison & Utility 1 sqn with 11 Liaison/Utl hel:
5 Agusta Bell AB-205A (Bell 205A Iroquois);
6 Agusta Bell AB-206 (Bell 206 JetRanger);


MISSILES
  ASM
(Anti-ship missile): 245 FL-6 (Developed or copied by China from Italian Sea Killer (Marte-2) anti-ship missile supplied by Iran to China; Iranian designation Fajr-e Darya; incl for SH-3D helicopters)
  Anti-ship missile (For Ships): 14 RGM-84 Harpoon (For Combattante-2 FAC), 140 TL-10A/TL-10B/FL-8, 360 C-802/CSS-N-8 (Incl for Hudong (Thondor), new-produced and modernized Combattante-2 (Kaman) FAC and coast defence systems; possibly incl air-launched version; Iranian designation Tondar or Noor), 30 C-801/CSS-N-4 (Iranian designation Kosar and/or Sagheb; incl submarine-launched version), 125 C-801/CSS-N-4 (Incl C-801A version for modernized Saam (Alvand) frigates and Hudong (Thondor) and for modernized Combattante (Kaman) FAC and air-launched C-801K version; Iranian designation Karus; possibly assembled/produced in Iran), 50 C-704 (Developed for Iran; Iranian designation Nasr-1), 40 C-701/FL-8 (For China Cat FAC; C-701T and possibly C-701R version; possibly assembled/produced in Iran as Noor, Kosar or Fajr-e Darya), 100 Sea Killer/Marte-2 (For Saam frigates),
   ASW torpedo
(For Ships):: 35 Mk-44
   SAM
(For Ships): 120 RIM-66B Standard-1MR (Incl for 1 modernized Battle (Artmemiz) destroyer)

RADAR • Fire control radar
  2 Sea Hunter (For Artemiz)destroyer)
  8 Sea Hunter (For 4 Saam frigates from UK)
  12 WM-28 (For 12 Combattante-2 (Kaman) FAC from France)


FACILITIES
  Naval Aviation Main Headquarters: HQ Located at Bandar-e Abbas

  Islamic Republic of Iran Naval Aviation Airfields and Airbases Organisation (Current Order of Battle):
  Navy - Airbases: Bushehr AAF, Bandar Abbas/Havadarya
 
  Tactical Air Base 6 - Bushehr AAF
  Helicopter Transport & SAR/ASW Squadron: 2 RH-53D, 6 AB212ASW
  Tactical Air Base 7 - Shiraz
  Transport & Navy Patrol Aircraft Squadron:  2 F-27-400M, 3 Falcon 20E, 2 Shrike Commander
  Tactical Air Base 9 - Bandar Abbas/Havadarya (OIKP)
  Interceptor Squadron: 2 Saegheh 
  Transport & Navy Patrol Squadron: 1 F27-400M, 1 F27-600, 2 Turbo Commander
  ASW Squadron: 12 SH-3D
  Helicopter Transport & SAR Squadron: 1 RH-53D, 1 AS-61A-4, 4 AB212ASW
  Liaison Squadron:  AB-205/206
  The primary role of the RH-53D is Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) and can also be used for shipboard delivery and troop transportation.
  Tehran-Mehrabad (THR/OIII) International Airport
  2 Fokker F-27-400M Troopship

Current Service Aircraft:

Total
Now
Aircraft Type
Total
Del'd
Service
Entry
Origin
Multi-role & Interceptor Aircraft
2
HESA Saegheh
2
2011
Local
Electronic Intelligence Aircraft
2
Dassault Falcon/Mystere 20E
2
1975
France
Transport & Navy Patrol - Liaison - ASW Aircraft
2
Fokker F-27-400M Friendship
4
1983
Netherlands
1
Dassault Falcon/Mystere 20E
2
1975
France
2
A.C. 500 Shrike Commander
3
1973
USA
2
A.C. 690 Turbo Commander
8
1973
USA
Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter
12
Sikorsky ASH-3D Sea King
20
1974
Italy
12
Agusta Bell AB-212ASW
14
1971
Italy
Mine Countermeasures & Heavy Helicopter
5
Sikorsky S-65, RH-53D Sea Stallion
7
1977
USA
Search and Rescue Helicopter
1
Sikorsky S-62, AS-61-A4 Sea King
1
1979
USA
Search and Rescue Helicopter
5
Mil Mi-171Sh Hip-H
5
2001
Russia
5
Agusta Bell AB-205A-1 Iroquois
24
1983
Italy
7
Agusta Bell AB-206A-1 Jet Ranger / Shaviz 2-75
14
1969
Italy

Organisations by Service Notes:
Islamic Republic of Iran Navy Forces by Role (Current order of battle):
Navy 1 HQ located at Bandar-e Abbas
Iranian Navy Inventory Equipment Notes:
Submarines • Tactical • SSK 3 Kilo (RUS Type 877) each with 6 single 533mm TT, SSC 4 Ghadir (fitted with facility to operate SDV) (additional vessels in build), SDV 3+ Al Sabehat (SF insertion and mine laying capacity)
Principal Surface Combatants 6
Frigates • FFG 4: (4 Alvand (UK Vosper Mk 5) each with 3 twin (6 eff.) each with CSS-N-4 Sardine tactical SSM, 1 single RL, 1 114mm gun
Corvettes • FS 2 Bayandor (US PF-103) each with 2 76mm gun)
Patrol and Coastal Combatants 146+ (PFM 13 Kaman (FRA Combattante II) each with 2–4 CSS-N-4 Sardine tactical SSM PCC 5: 3 Parvin; 2 Kaivan PCI 9 China Cat each with 2 twin (4 eff.) FL-10 SSM / C-701 Kowsar tactical SSM (less than 100 tonnes) PFI 42: 11 Peykaap II (IPS-16 mod) each with 2 twin (4eff.) FL-10 SSM / C-701 Kowsar tactical SSM; 15 Peykaap I (IPS 16); 6 (semi-submersible craft); 10 (various); (All vessels less than 100 tonnes), PBI 40, PB 37)
Mine Warfare • Mine Countermeasures 5 (MSC 3: 2 Type-292; 1 Shahrokh (in Caspian Sea as trg ship) MSI 2 Riazi (US Cape))
Amphibious (LS 13 (LSM 3 Iran Hormuz 24 (capacity 9 tanks; 140 troops) (ROK), LST 7: 3 Hejaz (mine laying capacity) 4 Hengam each with up to 1 hel (capacity 9 tanks; 225 troops) LSL 3 Fouque • CRAFT 8 UCAC 8: 7 Wellington; 1 Iran)
Logistic and Support 26 (AORH 3, AWT 4, SPT 19)

Navy Facilities: Bases Located at Bandar-e Abbas, Bushehr, Kharg Island, Bandar-e Anzelli, Bandar-e Khomeini, Bandar-e Mahshahr, Chah Bahar, Jask
Marines 2,600 personnel. Marine 2 bde


 
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 (22.4.2013)

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 (31.3.2013)

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 (31.3.2013)

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