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Iranian Ground Forces Equipment

Modernization

System Source Inventory
1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2012 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel (In Thousands) ~850+ ~820+ ~800+ 800+ 800+ 800+ 800+ 800+ 800+ 800+
Active 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350
IRGC Land Forces ~150 ~120 ~100 100+ 100+ 100+ 100+ 100+ 100+ 100+
Reserve 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350
Basij + + + + + + + + + +
Armor 1,338 1,538 1,623+ ~1,723+ ~1,723+ ~1,773+ ~1,783 ~1,190 ~1,160 1,160
Medium / Main Battle Tanks 1,258 1,458 1,543+ ~1,643+ ~1,643+ ~1,693+ 1,703+ ~1,130 ~1,130 ~1,130
125mm Zulfiqar RU / IRN -- -- -- ~100 ~100 ~150 ~150 ~250 ~300 ~350
125mm T-72S RU / IRN + 200 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480
120mm Chieftain Mk 3/5 UK 250 250 140 100 100 100 100 -- -- --
115mm T-62 / Chonma-Ho Various 150 150 75+ 75+ 75+ 75+ 75+ -- -- --
105mm M60A1 US 160 160 150 150 150 150 150 -- -- --
105mm T-72Z IRN -- -- -- -- 10? 10? 10+ 200 250 300
105mm Type 69 PRC / NK 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 100 50 --
100mm Type 59 PRC 220 220 220 220 220 220 200 100 50 --
100mm T-54/-55 LIB / SYR 110 110 110 110 110 110 100 -- -- --
90mm M47 / M47M US 168 168 168 168 168 168 168 -- -- --
Light Tanks ( > 20 tons) 80 80 80 ~80+ ~80+ ~80+ ~80+ ~60 ~60 ~60
76mm Tosan UK / IRN -- -- -- + + + + ~60 ~60 ~60
76mm Scorpion UK 80 80 80 ~80 ~80 ~80 ~80 -- -- --
Infantry Fighting Vehicles 150+ 400 440 750 750 750 750 740 750 700
73mm BMP-1 / WZ-501 Various 150+ 300 300 210 210 210 210 100 50 --
30mm BMP-2 / BMT-2 RU / IRN -- 100 140 400 400 400 400 400 400 400
12.7mm Boragh PRC / IRN -- -- -- 140 140 140 140 240 300 300
Armored Personnel Carriers 550 550 550 500 500 500 500 500 500 500
Tracked 250+ 250+ 250+ 200+ 200+ 200+ 200+ 200+ 200+ 200+
12.7mm M113A1 US 250 250 250 200 200 200 200 200 200 200
7.62mm BTR-50P USSR + + + + + + + + + +
Wheeled + + + + + + + + + +
14.5mm BTR-60PB USSR + + + + + + + + + +
Light AFV 130 35 35 35 35+ 35+ 35+ 35+ 35+ 35+
90mm EE-9 Cascavel LIB 130 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35
12.7mm Rakhsh IRN -- -- -- -- + + + + + +
Artillery, Self-Propelled 260 320 320 ~320+ ~320+ ~312+ ~312+ 260 260 260
203mm M110 US 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
175mm M107 US 30 30 30 30 30 22 22 -- -- --
170mm M-1978 DPRK 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
155mm Raad 2 US / IRN -- -- -- + + + + 160 160 160
155mm M109A1 US 180 180 180 ~180 ~180 ~180 ~180 -- -- --
122mm Raad 1 RU / IRN -- -- -- + + + + 50 50 50
122mm 2S1 RU -- 60 60 ~60 ~60 ~60 ~60 -- -- --
Artillery, Towed 1,328+ 2,035 2,125 2,010 2,010 2,010 2,010 2,010 2,010 2,010
203mm M115 US ~30 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
155mm WAC-21 / Type 88 PRC -- 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
155mm M-71 ? 50 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
155mm FH-77B ? 18 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
155mm GHN-45 AUS / LIB ~130 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120
155mm G-5 IRQ ~50 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
155mm M114 US 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70
152mm D-20 USSR / PRC -- 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
130mm M-46 / Type 59-1 USSR / PRC 200 1,000 1,100 985 985 985 985 985 985 985
122mm D-30 RU 550 550 540 540 540 540 540 540 540 540
122mm Type 60 PRC 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
105mm M101A1 US 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130
105mm M-56 ITA + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Artillery, Rocket 174+ 564+ 664+ ~774+ ~774+ ~1,474+ ~1,474+ ~1,474+ ~1,474+ ~1,474+
333mm Fajr-5 IRN -- -- -- + + + + + + +
333mm Shahin-1 / -2 IRN -- + + + + + + + + +
240mm M-1985 / Fajr-3 DPRK / IRN 9 9 9 ~19 ~19 ~19 ~19 ~19 ~19 ~19
230mm Oghab IRN + + + + + + + + + +
122mm BM-21 / BM-11 / Noor / Arash Various / IRN 165 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155
107mm Type 63 / Haseb / Fajr-1 PRC / IRN + 500 600 700 700 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,300
Artillery, Anti-Aircraft 1,500 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,622 1,622 1,622 1,622 1,622
57mm ZSU-57-2 USSR + + + + + 80 80 80 80 80
57mm S-60 USSR + + + + + 200 200 200 200 200
37mm M-39 / Type 55 USSR / PRC + + + + + + + + + +
23mm ZSU-23-4 USSR + + + + + 100 100 100 100 100
23mm ZU-23 USSR + + + + + 300 300 300 300 300
14.5mm ZPU-2 / -4 RU -- + + + + 942 942 942 942 942
Anti-Tank Missiles + + + + + + + + + +
TOW / Toophan US / IRN + + + + + + + + + +
AT-5 Spandrel / Saeqhe RU / IRN -- -- + + + + + + + +
Dragon US + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
AT-4 Spigot RU / IRN -- + + + + + + + + +
AT-3 Sagger / HJ-73 / Ra'ad Various + + + + + + + + + +
ENTAC FRA + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SS-12 / AS-12 FRA + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SS-11 / AS-11 FRA + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Anti-Aircraft Missiles ~200+ + + + + + + + + +
QW-11 / Misagh-2 PRC -- -- -- -- + + + + + +
QW-1 / Misagh-1 PRC -- -- -- + + + + + + +
SA-15 RU -- -- -- -- -- + + + + +
SA-14 RU -- -- -- + + + + + + +
HQ-7 PRC -- -- -- + + + + + + +
RBS-70 Various ~200 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SA-7 USSR + + + + + + + + + +
SSM + + + + + + + + + +
Shabab-1 / -2 (Missile)1 Various / IRN 210 210 210 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Shabab-1 / -2 (TEL)1 Various / IRN 10 10 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Tondar-69 (Missile) PRC / IRN 200 200 200 175 175 175 175 175 175 175
Tondar-69 (TEL) PRC / IRN 25 25 25 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
Mushak-120 / Nazeat 10 IRN -- + + + + + + + + +

Helicopter

498 463 463 223 2223+ 223+ 223+ 223 223 223
Attack 100 100 100 50 50+ 50+ 50+ 50 50 50
Shabaviz 209-1 US / IRN -- -- -- -- + + + 50 50 50
AH-1J International Cobra US / IRN 100 100 100 50 50 50 50 -- -- --
Transport - Intermediate 10-ton 40 40 40 45 45 45 45 45 45 45
Mi-8MT / Mi-17 / Mi-171Sh RU -- -- -- 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
CH-47C Chinook US 40 40 40 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Transport - Medium 5-ton 268 233 233 118 118+ 118+ 118+ 118 118 118
Shabaviz 2-75 US / IRN -- -- -- -- + + + 50 50 50
Bell 214A/C Isfahan US / IRN 200 165 165 50 50 50 50 -- -- --
AB-205A Iroquois ITA 68 68 68 68 68 68 68 68 68 68
Light / Utility 90 90 90 10 10 10+ 10+ 10 10 10
Shabaviz 206-1 ITA / IRN -- -- -- -- -- + + 10 10 10
AB-206 JetRanger ITA 90 90 90 10 10 10 10 -- -- --
Fixed Wing -- 87+ 77 77 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
Falcon 20 FRA 8 8 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
F-27 Friendship NE 19 19 19 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Shrike Commander 690 US 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
PC-6 Porter SWI 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Cessna 337 Skymaster US + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Cessna 310 Blue Canoe US + + + -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Cessna 185F Skywagon US + + + 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Cessna 180 Skywagon US -- + + -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Cessna 150 Commuter US -- + + -- -- -- -- -- -- --
UAV -- -- -- -- + + + + + + +
Mohajer II / III / IV IRN -- -- -- + + + + + + +

Notes

    * - Indigenous designs or designs claimed to be indigenously developed are in bold.

    1 - These missiles were reportedly transfered to from the control of the Iranian Army to that of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Air Force between 2000 and 2001.




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