Sunday, May 26, 2013




Three islands disputed between Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The islands of Abu Musa, the Lesser Tunbs and the Greater Tunbs. Historically all three were part of Iran.

1979 Islamic Revolution
1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War

545,000 total active duty military personnel
650,000 reserve personnel

Computer hackers that conduct cyber warfare over the internet.

Space Program
On March 17, 2011 Iran sends a space capsule into orbit on board a Kavoshgar-4 (Explorer-4) rocket.

Ballistic Missiles
Believed to be under the command of the Revolutionary Guards

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
52,000 active duty personnel
Approximately 500 aircraft

In 2006 an Iranian UAV tracked the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan undetected for 25 minutes and returned safely back to its base.

On December 4, 2011 a U.S. RQ-170 stealth UAV was electronically hacked into by Iranian military forces while flying over Iranian airspace. The unmanned aerial vehicle was then landed safely on Iranian ground. The Iranian military displayed the relatively undamaged UAV on Iranian television about a day or two later.

MiG-29 fighter aircraft (25)

Qaher-313 (“Conqueror-313”) Iranian made radar evading fighter aircraft. Controversy about the legitimacy of this aircraft.

F-14 Tomcat fighter aircraft (44)

Mirage F1 fighter aircraft flown over from Iraq to Iran during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 (10)

F-7 fighter aircraft (20)

Saeqeh (Lightning) fighter aircraft. Developed from the F-5. Looks similar to the F/A-18 fighter (5)

Azarakhsh- Developed from the F-14 Tomcat or F-5 ? used for ground attack.???
Shafaq (F-5 Tiger II)
F-4 Phantom II fighter aircraft (65)

F-5 Tiger II fighter aircraft (75)

Su-25 attack aircraft (13)

Su-24 attack aircraft (32)

Kosar jet trainer aircraft. Iranian made. Looks similar to the F-5
 Yak-130 advanced jet trainer aircraft (2)

Yassin jet trainer aircraft

Beechcraft Bonanza trainer aircraft (20)
EMB 312 Tucano trainer aircraft (15)
Fajr-3 trainer aircraft?
Parastoo trainer aircraft?
HESA Simorgh trainer aircraft
Pilatus PC-7 Turbo trainer aircraft (20)
PAC Mushshak trainer aircraft (23)
HESA Dorna trainer aircraft
Tazarav trainer aircraft

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star trainer aircraft (5)

P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft (3)
Il-76 transport aircraft (15)
C-130 transport aircraft (15)
HESA IrAn-140 transport aircraft (An-140 aircraft manufactured under license by Iran)-5
Fokker F27 Friendship transport aircraft (13)
Harbin Y-12 transport aircraft (8)
Xian Y-7 transport aircraft (14)
Pilatus PC-6 Porter utility aircraft (12)
Socata TB utility aircraft (12)
Rockwell Commander 690 utility aircraft (4)
Boeing 707 used for aerial refueling (10)
Boeing 747 aircraft used for aerial refueling (5)
Dassault Falcon 20 aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
Dassault Falcon 50 aircraft used for VIP transport (3)
Lockheed JetStar aircraft used for VIP transport (1)

Panha 2091 (Toufan) attack helicopters- Iranian upgrade of the AH-1 Cobra
Mi-8 transport helicopters (4)
Shabaviz 2-75 helicopters (Bell 212)
Shabaviz 206 helicopters (Bell 206)
Agusta Sikorsky AS-61 helicopters (2)
Bell 214 (25)
CH-47 Chinook transport helicopters (4)

HH-43 Huskie helicopters (8)

Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Khodkar ("Automatic") unmanned aerial vehicle. Modified T-33 trainer aircraft

Kaman 12 (Bow 12) unmanned aerial vehicle

Sofreh Mahi stealth UCAV

Karrar UCAV

Ababil 5 unmanned aerial vehicles
Mohajer 1 unmanned aerial vehicles

Mohajer 2 unmanned aerial vehicles
Mohajer 3 unmanned aerial vehicles
Mohajer 4 unmanned aerial vehicles
Mojajer 6 unmanned aerial vehicles

Mohajer 10 unmanned aerial vehicles

Hod Hod?
Pahpad-1 (“Seeker-1”)

Saeghe target drone
MQM-107 target drones
Gaza drones


Fotros unmanned aerial vehicle

Shahed 136 (Witness 136) loitering munition

Shahed 129 ("Witness" 129)- Used for reconnaissance and combat. Copy of the israeli Hermes 450? 2,00 km range.

Arash-1 unmanned aerial vehicles

Shaparak (“Butterfly”)- Large

MQM-107 target drones. US made. 

H-110 unmanned aerial vehicle with MANPADS

Hamaseh unmanned aerial vehicles. Used for reconnaissance and combat.

Yasir unmanned aerial vehicle. Based on the U.S. ScanEagle?

Unknown Name- Iranian made unmanned aerial vehicle/loitering munition. Raad? Yasir?

Rad 85 unmanned aerial vehicles being developed by the Iranian Army.
Underground drone bases


Sadid light weight guided missiles capable of being fired from a drone. Iranian made.
Qaem light precision guided missiles capable of being fired from a drone. Iranian made.

Akhgar light missiles capable of being fired from a drone. Iranian made.
Almas 2 anti-tank guided missiles
Ghaem 1 
Ghaem 2 
Ghaem 3 
Ghaem 4 
Ghaem 5
Heidar 1 missiles. Iranian made. 

Heidar 2 cruise missiles. Iranian made.

Shahin air launched anti-missile projectile. Iranian made.

AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missiles
AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
AIM-54 Phoenix air-to-air missiles
Fakour-90 (AIM-54) air-to-air missiles. Iranian made.

Vympel R-27 air-to-air missiles
Vympel R-73 air-to-air missiles
PL-5 air-to-air missiles

AGM-78 Standard air-to-ground missiles
AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missiles
AGM-62 Walleye air-to-ground missiles
AGM-45 Shrike air-to-ground missiles
Kh-58 air-to-ground anti-radiation missiles
Qassed 3 missiles
Bina ("Insightful") laser guided missiles. Can be fired from aircraft or surface vessels. Iranian made.

Asre 67 air-to-ground missiles. Iranian made.

Zoobin air-to-ground missile. Iranian made.

Heydar air-to-ground missiles. Iranian made.

Ghamar Bani Hashem (Qamar-e-Bani Hashem) air-to-ground missile. Can also be used as an air-to-air missile? Iranian made.

Dehlavieh (Dehlaviyeh) air launched laser guided anti-tank missile. Iranian made.

TL-6 anti-ship missiles
TL-10 anti-ship missiles
C-802 anti-ship missiles
C-801 anti-ship missiles
C-704 anti-ship missiles
C-701 anti-ship missiles
Fajr Darya anti-ship missiles (Iranian copy of the Italian Sea Killer Mk. 1 missile)

Sea Killer anti-ship missiles
Qadr ("Capable") air launched anti-ship missiles
Nasr air launched cruise missiles

BGM-71 TOW guided anti-tank missiles

Sagheb rocket assisted M117 bomb?

Yaser rocket assisted M117 bomb?

Qadr guided bombs

Ghased (Qassed) guided bombs

Nasr air launched cruise missiles

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Defense Force
Approximately 18,000 personnel

S-300 surface-to-air missiles 

Bavar 373 (Belief 373) Iranian made air defense system.

Sayyad-1 surface-to-air missiles (Iranian made copy of the HQ-2)- 45

Sayyad-2 surface-to-air missiles. Improved version of the Sayyad-1.

Khordad 15 air defense system that fires Sayyad 3 missiles?

Sayyad 3 missiles

MIM-23 Hawk surface-to-air missiles (150)

Mersad (Iranian made copies of the MIM-23 HAWK air defense system that fires Shahin missiles?)

SA-5 (S-200) surface-to-air missile
Talaash-3 surface-to-air missiles. Connected to the S-200 air defense system?

Raad surface-to-air missile system 

SM-1 surface-to-air missiles or Iranian made copies of the SM-1 ship borne surface-to-air missile system.
Tor-M1 (SA-15 Gauntlet) surface-to-air missiles (29)
Pantsir S1 (SA-22 Greyhound) surface-to-air missiles- 10
SA-3 surface-to-air missiles
Ghareh surface-to-air missiles (Iranian made copy of the SA-5 Gammon)- 10
SA-6 Gainful surface-to-air missiles (8)
Rapier surface-to-air missiles (30)

Tigercat surface-to-air missiles (15)
RBS-70 surface-to-air missiles (50)
Shahab Saqeb? surface-to-air missiles (Iranian made copy of the HQ-7/FM-80?)

Herz-9 surface-to-air missiles (Appear to be an Iranian made copy of the Crotale)

SA-18 Grouse shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
SA-16 Gimlet shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
SA-7 Grail shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
Misagh-1 shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles (Iranian made)

Misagh-2 shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles (Iranian made)

Misagh-3 shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles (Iranian made)

KS-19 towed 100mm anti-aircraft guns
Sa'ir towed 100mm anti-aircraft guns (Iranian copy of the KS-19)
Oerlikon 35mm anti-aircraft guns
Samavat 35mm anti-aircraft guns (Iranian made copy of the Oerlikon 35mm gun)


ZU-23 towed 23mm anti-aircraft guns

Mesbah 1 towed 23mm close in weapon system made by Iran.Essentially four 4 ZU-23 anti-aircraft guns configured together. Eight barrels total. 

ZPU-4 towed 14.5mm anti-aircraft guns.
ZPU-2 towed 14.5mm anti-aircraft guns
Safat anti-aircraft guns

Chinese made JY-14 radars
Iranian made Fat'h 14 (Conquer 14) radars
Iranian made Qamar radars. Search and control, 3 dimensional radar.

Iranian Air Force security personnel

The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy
28,000 active duty personnel
65 aircraft

Seal of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy

Naval Jack of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy

Caspian Sea fleet

Supposedly has the ability to shut down the strategic Straits of Hormuz.

Frigates (5)
Corvettes (3)

Kilo Class submarines (3)
Besat (Qaem or Ghaaem) Class submarine. Iranian made.
Fateh Class submarine. Iranian made.
Nahang Class midget submarine. Iranian made.
Ghadir Class midget submarines. Iranian made. (21)
Yugo Class midget submarines. North Korean made.(4)

Ghadir Class midget submarines

Fast Attack Craft (24)
Large Patrol vessels (98)
Light missile boats (100+)
Landing Ships (26)
Hovercraft (16)
Replenishment Ship (1)
Cargo Ships

Gavasi swimmer delivery vehicles or attack submersible

Al Sabehat 15 swimmer delivery vehicles

Tondar- Iranian made hovercraft

Naval Aviation
Saeqeh fighter aircraft (2)
Aero Commander utility aircraft (4)
Shrike Commander utility aircraft (4)
Fokker F27 Friendship aircraft used for transport (4)

Dassault Falcon 20 aircraft used for VIP transport (2)
Agusta Bell AB 205 helicopters (2)
Agusta Bell AB 206 helicopters (20)
Agusta Bell AB 212 helicopters (10)
SH-3D Sea King helicopters (15)

RH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters (6)
Mi-171 helicopters

 Jask submarine launched cruise missile 

Abu Mahdi cruise missile

C-803 anti-ship missiles
C-802 anti-ship missiles
Hoot (Whale) anti-ship missiles or torpedoes

Raad (Thunder) anti-ship missiles (Developed from the SS-N-2 Styx/HY-2 Seersucker)

Kowsar anti-ship missiles (based on the Chinese C701 and TL-10?). The Kowsar is named after a river in paradise mentioned in the Quran.

Noor anti-ship missiles (Iranian made copy of the C802)

Nasr-1 (Victory-1) anti-ship missiles (based on the Chinese C-705 and TL-6?)

Qader (Capable) anti-ship missiles

Fateh Mobin (or Fateh e Mobin) short range ballistic missiles. Can hit ground or naval targets.

Khalij Fars (Persian Gulf) anti-ship missiles. Iranian made. Based on the Fateh-110

Around 160 Italian made Sea Killer Mk 2 light weight anti-ship missiles? Still in service?

Fajre Darya (Sea Dawn)- Iranian made light anti-ship missiles based upon the Sea Killer.

Valfajr torpedoes. Iranian made.

Kamand (Lasso) Close in Weapon System to be equipped on certain naval vessels.

2,600 marines
Dark blue berets

Marine Commandos
Takavar Daryai
Green berets

Islamic Republic of Iran Army
465,000 active duty personnel

65th Special Forces Brigade


Karrar- Believed to be Iranian ungraded T-72M tanks. Armed with a 125mm main gun and 12.7mm secondary gun.

Zulfiqar tanks. Iranian made tank with a 125mm gun. (100)

North Korean made Ch'onma-ho tanks (250)?
T-72 tanks (480)

T-62 tanks (75)
Type 69 tanks (200)
Samsam tanks with 105mm guns. Based on the M60Al.

M-60 tanks (150)

Chieftain tanks (100)

Type 59 tanks (220)
Safir-74 tanks (modernized T-55)

T-54/55 tanks
Sabalan tanks (modernized M47 tanks with 105mm gun)

M-47 tanks (168)
M-48 tanks
FV101 Scorpion (130)

Tosan (Iranian made light tank based upon the FV101 Scorpion?)
Sayyad armored vehicles

EE-9 Cascavel (35)
BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles (400)

BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles (210)
Aqareb- Modified BTR-60 with a 90mm gun.

BTR-50/BTR-60 armored personnel carriers (300)

M113 armored personnel carriers (200)

MT-LB armored personnel carriers
Rakhsh Iranian made armored personnel carriers

Boragh Iranian made armored personnel carriers (140)

Hoveyzeh- Iranian made armored vehicles.
Cobra BMT-2 armored personnel carriers


Toofan Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles

Fallagh ("Twilight") Ultra light tracked vehicle

Safir 4x4 wheeled utility vehicles

Aras tactical utility vehicles

Samandar Fast Attack Vehicle with Akhgar 7.62mm minigun
Ranger tactical vehicle

Nazeer unmanned ground vehicles

Heidar 1 unmanned ground vehicles

Zelzal (Earthquake) rockets

Zelzal 2 (Earthquake-2) 610mm rocket

Zelzal 3 (Earthquake-3) 610mm rocket

Nazeat 10- 457mm rocket fired from a 6x6 wheeled truck.

Nazeat 6H- 356mm rocket fired from a 6x6 wheeled truck.

Fajr-5 (Dawn-5) 333mm multiple rocket launchers

Fajr-5 with guided rockets

Fajr-3 (Dawn-3) 240mm multiple rocket launchers

BM-21 122mm multiple rocket launchers

Fajr 2 multiple rocket launchers

Falaq-1 240mm rocket launchers  

Falaq-2 333mm rocket launchers

Iranian Sepehr (Zafar) tactical vehicle with Falaq-2 launchers

Fajr 1 and Type 63 107mm towed multiple rocket launchers (700)
Haseb 107mm multiple rocket launchers?

Arash series of 122mm rockets.

M110 self propelled howitzers

M109 self propelled howitzers

2S1 self propelled howitzers (60)
M107 self propelled 175mm howitzers

M-115 towed howitzers (20)
HM 41 towed 155mm howitzers. Iranian made (290)
FH-77 towed howitzers (18)
G5 towed howitzers (50)
M-114 towed (70)
GHN-45 towed (120)
D-20 (M1955) towed -30
M-46 (M1954) towed – 985

Type 59-1 towed 130mm guns
HM 40 towed 122mm howitzers. Iranian made.
Type 54 towed (100)
D-30 (2A18) towed (540)
M101 towed 105mm howitzers (130)

Basir- Iranian made 155mm guided laser munition.

Vafa (“Loyalty”)- Iranian made 160mm mortar. Copy of the Soltam M-66?

Anti-tank Weapons
Almaz anti-tank guided missiles


MILAN anti-tank guided missiles
9K115-2 Metis-M anti-tank guided missiles
9M113 Konkurs anti-tank guided missiles
9K111 Fagot anti-tank guided missiles
9K11 Malyutka anti-tank guided missiles
Toophan anti-tank guided missiles (Iranian made copy of the BGM-71A TOW)

Toophan 2 anti-tank guided missiles (Iranian made copy of the BGM-71C TOW)
Toophan 5 anti-tank guided missiles (Laser guided Iranian made copy of the BGM-71C TOW)
Saeghe 1 anti-tank guided missiles (Iranian made copy of the M47 Dragon)
Saeghe 2 anti-tank guided missiles

Raad anti-tank guided missiles (Iranian made copy of the AT-3)

Toosan-1 anti-tank guided missiles (Iranian made copy of the AT-5)
Dehlavieh- Iranian made laser guided anti-tank missile. Upgraded 9M133 Kornet E (AT-14 Spriggan)?

Saegheh (Iranian made copy of the RPG-7)

Type 69 (Chinese made copy of the RPG-7)
SPG-9 recoilless guns

New 40mm automatic grenade launcher. Iranian made.

Muharram- Iranian made 12.7mm rotary guns.

Baher- Iranian made 23mm anti-material/anti-helicopter rifle

Arash- Iranian made 20mm anti-helicopter/anti-material rifle

Steyr HS 50 sniper/anti-material rifles
Shaher- Iranian made 14.5mm sniper/anti-material rifles.

MGD machine guns (Iranian copy of the DshK)
PKM-T80 machine guns (Iranian copy of the PK)
MGA3 machine guns (Iranian copy of the MG3)
Akhgar- Iranian made 7.62mm rotary guns.

Nakhjir sniper rifles (Iranian copy of the Dragunov SVD)
HK G3 assault rifles
Masaf assault rifles

Type 56 assault rifles
KL-7.62 assault rifles (Iranian copy of the Chinese Type 56)
AKM assault rifles
KLT assault rifles (Iranian copy of the AKMS)
KLS assault rifles (Iranian copy of the AKM)
Khaybar KH2002 assault rifles (Iranian made bullpup rifles)
DIO S-5.56 assault rifles (Iranian copy of the Chinese CQ)
Uzi sub-machine guns
MPT-9 sub-machine guns(Iranian made copy of the MP-5)
PC-9 ZOAF 9mm pistols (Iranian made copy of the SIG P226)
M1911 .45 cal. pistols
New polymer hand guns. Iranian made.

Army Aviation
AH-1 Super Cobra helicopters (120)

CH-47 Chinook helicopters (45)
Bell 205 helicopters (250)
Bell 206 helicopters (65)
Cessna 185 utility aircraft (55)
Aero Commander transport aircraft (50)
Dassault Falcon 20 aircraft used for VIP transport (25)
Fokker F27 Friendship aircraft used for transport (40)
UH-1 helicopters (In reserve status?)
Hughes 300 helicopters (In reserve status?)
Mi-24 helicopters (In reserve status?)

Iranian Revolutionary Guards (Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution)

Composed of its own naval forces, air units, ground units, and special forces
Believed to have around 120,000-125,000 total personnel
Businesses owned by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards are estimated to be worth billions.
Called the Pasdaran (Guardians), Sepah e Pasdaran (Army of Guardians), or Pasdaran e Enqelab (Guardians of the Revolution)
Believed to be responsible for much the training and arming of Hezbollah and HAMAS fighters.

Iranian Revolutionary Guards Air Force
Believed to control Iran’s strategic missiles such as the Shahab-1, Shahab-2, and the Shahab-3
Shares facilities with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force.

The actual numbers and aircraft operated by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Air Force is disputed by most sources.

Su-25 aircraft (10)
EMB 312 Tucano (15)

Il-76 transport aircraft (3)
An-74 transport aircraft (11)

Dassault Falcon 20 transport aircraft (1)
Saab Safari transport aircraft (12)
Harbin Y-12 transport aircraft (8)
Panha 2091 attack helicopters (4)
AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters (4)
Shahed 285 attack helicopters. Iranian made.

Mi-17 helicopters (19)
Mi-8 helicopters (1)
Bell 214 helicopters (2)
Bell 205 helicopters (5)
Agusta Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopters (8)
Schweizer 300 helicopters (6)
Gyrocopters (Autogyros)

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Saegheh 2 unmanned aerial vehicles. Improved version of the Saegheh

Saegheh unmanned aerial vehicles. Supposedly based on the US RQ-170 stealth drone.

Ababil UAV's
Ababil 5
Ababil 3

Mohajer I
Mohajer II UAV's
Mohajer III UAV's
Mohajer IV UAV's

Mohajer 6 combat and reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle 

May be armed with Qaem precision guided munitions

Pahpad-1 (“Seeker-1”) unmanned aerial vehicles
Shahin (Falcon) reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles
Oqab (Eagle) cunmanned combat aerial vehicles

Ballistic Missiles

Underground missile silos

Underground tunnels to protect missiles

Automated underground missile launchers. Capable of launching multiple long range ballistic missiles consecutively.

Khorramshahr 4 ballistic missile

Khorramshahr ballistic missile.

Emad (Pillar) intermediate-range ballistic missile.

Fajr-3 (Dawn-3) ballistic missile with Multiple Independently Targeted Re-Entry Vehicles (MIRV) giving it the ability to avoid anti-ballistic missile systems. Not to be confused with the Iranian Fajr-3 multiple rocket launcher.

Sijjil two stage ballistic missile with a 2,500 km range. The Sijjil were deadly little stones dropped by the Ababil birds mentioned in the Quran.

Shahab-3 (Meteor-3) medium-range ballistic missile with a 1,300-2,000 km range

Fattah hypersonic ballistic missile

Ghadr 110 (Merit 110) medium-range ballistic missile with a 1,000-2,000 km range

Qiam-1 (Rise-1) ballistic missile


Shahab-1 (Meteor-1) Iranian made missiles based upon the SS-1 Scud B.
Shahab-2 (Meteor-2) Iranian made missiles based upon the SS-1 Scud C. Shahab means meteor in Farsi.

SS-1 Scud B short range ballistic missiles
SS-1 Scud C short range ballistic missiles
Haj Qasem or Haj Qasem Soleimani medium range ballistic missiles.
Fateh 313 (Conquerer 313) short range ballistic missiles.

Fateh 110 (Conqueror 110) short range ballistic missiles. Fateh means conqueror in Farsi. The Khalij Fars (Persian Gulf) is an anti-ship missile variant of the Fateh 110.

Container launched Fateh 110
Khaybar Shekan ballistic missile


Fateh Mobin (or Fateh e Mobin) short range ballistic missiles

Ra'ad 500 ("Lightning 500") ballistic missiles. Weighs almost half as much as the Fateh 110 and has an additional 200 km range. Composite engine.

Ashoura missile?

Tondar 69 short range ballistic missiles. These are Chinese M7 (CSS-8) ballistic missiles which are based on a modified SA-2 surface-to-air missiles.

Cruise missiles
Hoveizeh cruise missile. Developed from the Soumar.

Soumar land based cruise missiles

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp Navy
Approximately 20,000 personnel

On March 23, 2007 Iranian Revolutionary Guard naval personnel captured 15 British naval personnel after the British sailors ventured into Iranian waters.

On June 21, 2004 Iranian Revolutionary Guard naval personnel captured 8 British naval personnel after the British sailors ventured into Iranian waters.
Shahid Roudaki L110-1
Naval vessel operated by the Revolutionary Guard capable of carrying and launching a variety of aircraft including helicopters and drones.

Drone carrier vessels

Missile Boats (10)
Torpedo Boats (20)
Zolfaqhar missile and torpedo speed boats

Patrol Boats

Harth Class catamaran

Shahid Soleimani patrol vessel

Abu Mahdi al Muhandis corvette

Zolfiqar semi submersible fast attack craft

Light weight torpedoes for the Zolfiqar semi-submersible

Seraj 1 speed boats

Zodiac commando boats
Bavar-2 Seaplanes

Mi-17 helicopters

HY-2/CSS-C-3 Seersucker anti-ship missiles

Noor anti-ship missiles
Kowsar anti-ship missiles

Nasr-1 (Victory-1) anti-ship missiles


Iranian Revolutionary Guards Ground Forces
Believed to be around 100,000 personnel

Quds Force (Niru-ye Qods) or Jerusalem Force
Believed to be around 2,000 to 5,000 personnel. Special Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards that conducts activities abroad.

Special unit trained in Unconventional Warfare

Ansar el Mahdi
Handles protection of top government officials, except for the Supreme Leader.

Paramilitary volunteer force controlled by the Revolutionary Guard. Founded by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979.
Believed to be around 90,000 active personnel and 300,000 reserves
Known for doing human wave attacks during the Iran-Iraq War. Loved and expected martyrdom. Encouraged martyrdom. During the war Basij forces were usually lightly armed and unsupported by artillery or aircraft. Volunteers ranged from 12 year old kids to men in their 80's. Often cleared minefields by running across them. Also used during the war to draw enemy fire. Also responsible for helping police forces.

NAJA Law Enforcement Forces

NOPO special police unit

Female police

Ministry of Intelligence and National Security of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Special Weapons

Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company (HESA)
Ministry of Defence Export Center (MINDEX)

Pictures of Iranian military and police forces

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