Airmed Forces o the Islamic Republic o Iran

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Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Airmed Forces o the Islamic Republic o Iran
نیروهای مسلح جمهوری اسلامی ایران
Nīrūhā-ye Mosallah-e Jomhūri-ye Eslāmi-ye Īrān
Seal of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran.svg
Flag of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran.svg
Foondit1923; 97 years ago (1923)
Current furm
  • 1979
  • 1980
Service branches
Heidquarters Tehran
Commander-in-chief o the Airmed Forces
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
(Supreme Leader)
Hassan Rouhani
Meenister o Defence an Airmed Forces Logistics Meenister BG Amir Hatami
Chief of the General Staff of the
Airmed Forces
MG Mohammad Bagheri
Commander-in-chief of the Army MG A. Mousavi
Chief Commander of the Revolutionary Gairds MG Mohammad Ali Jafari
Chief Commander of the Law Enforcement Force BG Hossein Ashtari
(Chief of Police)
Active personnel523,000, including 220,000 conscripts[1]
Reserve personnel350,000[1]
Budget$10.265 billion (2015)[2]
Percent o GDP2.5% (2015)[3]
Domestic suppliersLeet o Domestic Suppliers:
Foreign suppliersLeet o Foreign Suppliers:
Annual exports
Relatit airticles
RanksRank insignia o the Iranian militar

The Airmed Forces o the Islamic Republic o Iran (Persie: نيروهای مسلح جمهوری اسلامی ايران‎) include the Airmy (Artesh), the Revolutionary Gaird Corps (Sepāh) an the Law Enforcement Force (Polis).[7]

Thir forces tot aboot 523,000 active personnel (nae includin the Law Enforcement Force).[1] Aw branches o airmed forces faw unner the command of General Staff o the Airmed Forces. The Meenistry of Defense and Airmed Forces Logeestics is responsible for planning logeestics an fundin of the airmed forces an is nae involved wi in-the-field meelitary operational command.

Iran's meelitary, which is equipped with relatively modren sophisticatit Erse, Canadian, Breetish an U.S-made meelitary equipment delivered afore 1979, haes been describit as the Middle East's "maist powerful meelitary force" (exempting Israel) bi retired US General John Abizaid.[8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 IISS 2016, p. 328.
  4. "Iran, Belarus Sign Cooperation Agreements".
  5. "Ilham Aliyev's shocking statement on Iran".
  6. No Operation Archived Mey 15, 2012[Date mismatch], at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 2014-06-09.
  7. "Why war with Iran would spell disaster". Retrieved 2015-10-25.

Further reading[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • IISS (2016). The Military Balance 2016. Routledge. ISBN 978-1857438352.
  • (in French) Alain Rodier, "The Iranian Menace" (PDF)., French Centre for Research on Intelligence, Januar 2007 - Order of Battle, strategy, asymmetric warfare, intelligence services, state terrorism. Includes detailed order of battle for baith regular army and Revolutionary Guard
  • Anthony H. Cordesman, Iran's Military Forces in Transition: Conventional Threats and Wappens of Mass Destruction, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, ISBN 0-275-96529-5
  • 'Iranian exercise reveals flaws in air defences,' Jane's Defence Weekly, 9 December 2009
  • Kaveh Farrokh, Iran at War: 1500-1988, Osprey Hardcover, released Mey 24, 2011; ISBN 978-1-84603-491-6.

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