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  Iran   Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force (IRGCAF) • Sepah-e Pasdaran-e Enqelab-e Eslami
Islamic Republic of Iran (Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi-ye Irān)

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Revolutionary Guard Corps 125,000+ Personnel. (Sepah-e Pasdaran-e Enqelab-e Eslami, IRGC): Ground Resistance Forces, Navy, Aerospace Force, Quds Force (special operations); Law Enforcement Forces.

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type

ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)
Controls Iran’s strategic missile force.

IRBM MISSILES • STRATEGIC

  LAUNCHER 24: 
  Msl 1 bde Shahab-1/Shahab-2 with 12–18 launchers (300 msls);
  1 bn with up to 12 launchers with Shahab-3 (6 Launchers 24 msls) /Zelzal-3 Strategic IRBM;
  some Ghadr-1;
  Sajjil (in devt)

 
IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS AEROSPACE FORCE (IRGCAF)

Pasadaran Air Arm

AIRCRAFT
36 combat capable. Total 82 Aircrafts.

Fighter Ground Attack 1 sqns with 16 FGA ac:
7 Sukhoi Su-25K Frogfoot A (former Iraq ac);
6 Sukhoi Su-25T Frogfoot B;
3 Sukhoi Su-25UBK Frogfoot B;

Advanced Flying Training 1 sqns with 4 Adv Trg ac
4 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21U Mongol-B

Advanced Trainer & Light attack 1 sqn with 12 Adv Trg / Lt Atk ac:
12 Embraer EMB 312A Tucano;

Storage (in store or retired): 36+ Fighter ac
Interceptor & Ground-Support 1 sqn with 18 Ftr ac:
18 Chengdu F-7M Airguard (MiG-21F);         
Air Defence (Interceptor) 1 sqn with 18 Ftr ac:
6 Shenyang F-6C (MiG-19SF Farmer-C);
2 Shenyang FT-6;
? Mik-Gur.(SAF) MiG-17F Fresco-C

Strategic Transport 1 sqns with 3 Tpt ac:
3 Ilyushin Il-76TD Candid-B

Tactical Transport 5 sqns with 12 Tpt ac:
4 Antonov An-74TK-200 Madcap;
7 Antonov An-74T-200 Madcap
1 Antonov An-72 Coaler;

VIP Transport 1 sqns with 1 VIP Tpt ac:
1 Dassault Falcon (Mystere) 20E

Transport & Liaison 8 Tpt/Liaison ac:
8 Harbin Y-12 Panda II;

Support 1 sqns with 10 Spt Ac:
1 Antonov An-74T-200 Coaler-B;
1 Harbin Y-12 Panda II;
6 Beech F-33A/C Parastu Bonanza
1 Fokker F.27-200 Friendship;
1 Rockwell RC.690A Turbo Commander

Utility & Training 1 sqn with 12 Trg/Utl Ac:
12 Saab Safari (PAC MFI-17 Mushshak)   


HELICOPTER
8 Attack capable. Total 68 Helicopters.

Anti-Armour Attack
3 sqns with 21 Atk hel:
12 Shabaviz 2091 Panha (Tiztak 2091; Developed from AH-1J TOW );
2 Bell AH-1J Cobra (TOW);
1 Bell AH-1J Cobra;
2 HESA Shahed 285-A (AH-85A; Developed from Bell 206 & Panha Shabaviz 2061);
3 HESA Shahed 287-A (Developed from Bell 206 & Panha Shabaviz 2061)   
1 Seyedo Shohada Zafar 300 (Developed from Bell 206A JetRanger)

Search and Rescue 1 sqn with 4 SAR hel
4 Mil Mi-17-1 Hip-H;

Support  2 sqns with 15 Spt hel:
12 Mil Mi-17 Hip-H;
1 Mil Mi-8MT Hip-H;
2 Mil Mi-8AMTSh Hip-C;

Utility 1 sqn with 14 Utl hel:
2 Mil Mi-171 Hip-H;
2 Bell 214A Isfahan;
5 Agusta-Bell 205A-1 Iroquois;
5 Agusta-Bell 206A-1 JetRanger

Recce & Training 1 sqn with 9 Recce/Trg hel:
5 Agusta Bell 206B JetRanger;
1 HESA Shahed 274 (Light Utility Helicopter);
3 HESA Shahed 278/OH-78 (Developed from Bell 206);

Rotary Flying Training sqn with 5 Trg hel:
5 Schweizer 300


Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle
• UCAV
• 1 sqn with  UCAV:
  1 RQ-170 Sentiel
  Karrar (UCAV)    
  Shahed 129 (UCAV)

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
• UAV • Reconnaissance
1 sqn with  Recce UAV:
  Ababil    
  Mohajer I/II/III/VI
       

MISSILES
  ASM
  Anti-tank missile
: 500 9M114/AT-6 Spiral (incl AT-9 version; For Mi-171Sh)
  ASM: C-801K, Fajr e-Darya (C-701), FL-10 , Towsan, Toophan
  AAM
  SRAAM
: 40 R-60/AA-8 Aphid (For Su-25),  540 PL-2A (For F-6 and F-7),


FACILITIES
  Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force Main Headquarters: HQ Located at Tehran
   
   IRGCAF
Airfields and Airbases Organisation (Current Order of Battle):

Pasadaran Air Arm Airbases: Ahwaz, Bushehr, Nasr, Badr, Fath, Tehran-Mehrabad, Bandar Abbas, Mashhad, Shiraz
 
Ahwaz (OIAW) Air Base
Helicopter Squadron (det.): Mi-17/171    

Badr (OIFP) Air Base
Training Squadron: 2 O-2A, EMB312A (unkn.)    

9th Tactical Air Base - Bandar Abbas (OIKB) Airport
Support Squadron (det.): 1 Y-12-II

6th Tactical Air Base - Bushehr (OIBB) Airport
Support Squadron (det.):Y-12-II    
The sole Y-12-II detached here belongs to Support sq at Shiraz.

Fath (OIIF) Air Base
Helicopter Transport Squadron: 11 Mi-17/171, 1 Bell 214A,5 AB-205A   
Attack Helicopter Squadron: 12 AH-1J TOW Tiztak 2091, 1 AH-1J TOW, 2 AH-1J   
Training & Recce Helicopter Squadron: 5 AB-206B, 1 Shahed 274, 3 Shahed 278, 5 Schweizer 300
This small helipad is located in the vicinty of a huge military terrain c/q shooting-range.

14th Tactical Air Base - Mashhad (OIMM) Airport
Transport Squadron: (det.): The aircraft detached here belong to the Transport sq at Qadr Tehran Mehrabad).

Training - Nasr (OIFK) Air Base
Training Squadron: 8 MFI-17 Mushshak

7th Tactical Air Base - Shiraz (OISS) Airport
Fighter Squadron: 7 Su-25K, 2 Su-25UBK   
Training Squadron: 10 EMB312A   
Support Squadron: 7 Y-12-II    
Helicopter Squadron: 2 Mi-17/171, 5 AB-206A    

1st Tactical Air Base - Tehran-Mehrabad (OIII) International Airport
Fighter Squadron:6 Su-25T, 1 Su-25UBK
Fighter Training Squadron: 4MiG-21U
Transport Squadron: 7 An-74T-200, 4 An-74TK-200, 3 Il-76MD/TD,    
VIP Squadron: 1 Falcon 20E    
Support Squadron: 1 Y-12-II, RC.690A
Helicopter Attack Squadron: Zafar 300
Helicopter Transport Squadron: 1 Mi-17/171

Kish Island - Kish (KIH / OIBK) Air Base
Attack Helicopter Squadron:1 Shahed 285-A, 1 Shahed 287-A, 1 Shahed AH-85A
Transport & Support Squadron:1 Antonov An-74T-200,  6 F-33A/C Parastu, 2 F-27

Zahedan - International (ZAH / OIZH) Air Base
Mil Mi-17-1 (15-1223 Rescue flight heading to Bam to assist in relief operations after the devastating 20 December 2010 earthquake.)


ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS GROUND FORCES (IRGCG)

100,000+  personnel.
Controls Basij Paramilitary Forces
Lightly manned in peacetime. Primary role: internal security; secondary role: external defence, in conjunction with regular armed forces. (Inf Up to 15 div (Some divs are designated as armd or mech but all are predominantly infantry); some indep bde
AB 1 indep bde)
Equipment: 470 tanks, 620 APC/ACV, 360 artillery, 40 RL and 140 AD guns (all included in army inventory)



ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS NAVAL FORCES
(IRGCN)

20,000 personnel+ (incl 5,000 Marines)

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type


SSM MISSILES • COASTAL SSM

  Navy some (coast-defence) elm (total: some SSM bty with HY-2 (CSS-C-3) Seersucker, some arty bty)

Coast defence systems

100 C-801/CSS-N-4 (For use with HY-2 coast defence systems; Iranian designation Karus);
75 HY-2/SY-1A/CSS-N-2 (For Hai Ying HY-2 (CSS-C-3) Seersucker coast defence systems)

RADAR Coast defence system
  7 HY-2 CDS

FACILITIES
  Bases Located at Bandar-e Abbas, Khorramshahr, with 40+ Boghammar Marin PB (SWE) each with AT (ATGW), RCL, gun (machine guns) bases located at Larak, Abu Musa, Al Farsiyah, Halul (oil platform), Sirri

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Naval
Forces Inventory Equipment Notes:
Patrol and Coastal Combatants 50+
PFM 10 Thondor (PRC Houdong) each with C-802 (CSS-N-8) Saccade tactical SSM
PB 40+ Boghammar Marin (SWE) each with AT (ATGW), RCL, gun (machine guns)
MSL • TACTICAL • SSM HY-2 (CSS-C-3) Seersucker

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Marines 5,000 Personnel+
Marine 1 bde

Current Service Aircraft:

Total
Now
Aircraft Type Total
Del'd
Service
Entry
Origin
Interceptor & Ground-Support
7 Sukhoi Su-25K Frogfoot-A 7 1991 Iraq
6 Sukhoi Su-25T Frogfoot-B 6 2003 Russia
3 Sukhoi Su-25UBK Frogfoot B 3 2003 Russia
Advanced Training & Ground-Support
4 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21U Mongol-B 5 1989 East Germany
12 Embraer EMB 312A Tucano 12 1989 Brazil
Storage (in store or retired)
4 Chengdu F-7M (MiG-21F) Airguard 18 1986 China
6 Shenyang F-6C (MiG-19SF Farmer-C); 18 1987 China/N. Korea
2 Shenyang FT-6 4 1986 China/N. Korea
  MiG-17F Fresco-C   1983 China
Transport
3 Ilyushin Il-76TD Candid-B 3 1991 Russia
  Boeing 707 1 1994 -
  Boeing 737-200  1 1977 USA
4 Antonov An-74TK-200 Madcap 4 2004 Ukraine
7 Antonov An-74T-200 Madcap 7 1997 Ukraine
1 Antonov An-72 Coaler 1 1997 Russia
  Fokker F.27-200 Friendship 1 1962 Netherlands
1 Dassault Falcon/Mystere 20E 1 1973 France
8 Harbin Y-12 Panda II 8  2003 China
1 Rockwell RC.690A Turbo Commander 2   USA
  A.C. 690 Commander 2 1988 -
  Cessna 185 Skywagon 8 1988 -
  Cessna 310 6 1968 USA
2 Cessna 337IM Super Skymaster (O-2)  10 1983 -
Utility & Training
12 Saab Safari (PAK MFI-17 Mushshak) 12 1989 Pakistan
Attack Helicopter
12 HESA Shabaviz 2091 Panha (TOW) 12 2000 Local
2 Bell AH-1J Cobra (TOW) 2 2000 USA
1 Bell AH-1J Cobra 2 2000 USA
3 HESA Shahed 287-A 3 2000 Local
2 HESA Shahed 285-A 2 1998 Local
1 Seyedo Shohada Zafar 300 1 1997 Local
Helicopter
12 Mi-17/171Sh Hip-H 12 2000 Russia
1 Mil Mi-8MT Hip-H 1 2000 Russia
2 Mil Mi-8AMTSh Hip-C 2 2003 Russia
6 Bell 214A Isfahan 6 1988 Local
5 Agusta Bell AB-205A-1 Iroquois - 1983 Italy
5 Agusta Bell AB206B Jet Ranger 15 1983 Italy
1 HESA Shahed 274 15 1983 Local
3 HESA Shahed 278 3 2004 Local
5 Schweizer 300 6 1983 Switzerland

 
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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