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Iran Navy Equipment

Modernization

Ships Source Tons Year Inventory
1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2012 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel (In Thousands) 14.5+ 38 50.6 50.6 50.6 50.6 50.6 50.6 50.6 50.6
Active 11.9 15.4 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
Naval Infantry 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6
IRGC Navy + 20 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
IRGC Naval Infantry + + 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Reserve -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Ships Source Tons Year Inventory
Aircraft Carriers ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Aircraft Carrier IR -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Submarines 2 4 6 7 11 20 20+ 20+ 20+ 20+
Atomic Sub IR -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kilo Type 877EKM RU 2,325 1992 -- 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Besat / Qaaem IR 1,000 201? - - - - - - 2? 2? 2? 2?
Fateh IR 600 2014 -- -- -- -- - - 2 2 2 2
Nahang IR 450 2006 -- -- -- -- 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ghadir / Yono IR 120 2007 -- -- -- -- 4 11 19 20 20 20
Yugo Yugo DPRK 90 1988 2 2 2 3 -- -- -- -- -- --
Al Sabehat 15 IR > 10 2000 -- -- 1 1 3 5 5 5 5 5
Destroyers 3 2 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Damavand Battle UK 2,325 1967 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Babr Allen M. Sumner US 2,200 1973 2 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Frigates 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4
Mowj / Zolfaqar Mod Vosper Mk 5 UK / IR 1,400 200? -- -- -- -- 1 1 2 4 4 4
Alvand Vosper Mk 5 UK 1,250 1966 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 -- -- --
Corvettes 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Bayandor PF-103 US 900 1964 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Fast-attack craft 10 10 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Sina Mod Combattante II FRA / IR 249 2006 -- -- -- -- 3 3 3 3 3 3
Kaman Combattante II FRA 249 1977 10 10 10 10 7 7 7 7 7 7
Thondar Houdong PRC 249 1996 -- -- 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Patrol, Offshore 61 63 56 35 32 32 32 32 32 32
Bakhtaran Hendijan / MIG-S-4700-SC NL / IR 447 1985 4 6 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Parvin PGM-71 US 102 1967 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Kaivan Cape US 85 196? 3 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Swift Mk III Swift Mk III US 28 197? 11 11 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
Peterson US / IR 22 197? 20 20 15 10 6 6 6 6 6 6
Swift Mk II Swift Mk II US 22 197? 20 20 15 10 6 6 6 6 6 6
Patrol, Fast, Inshore 3 13 13 43 50 50 50 50 50 50
Zafar Chaho / MIG-S-2600-PB DPRK / IR 82 1987 3 3 3 3 6 6 6 6 6 6
IPS-18 Tir DPRK / IR 28 2002 -- -- -- 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
MIG-G-1900 MIG-G-1900 IR 28 1992 -- 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
China Cat C-14 PRC 19 2002 -- -- -- 5 9 9 9 9 9 9
IPS-16 Peykaap / Peykaap II DPRK / IR 14 2002 -- -- -- 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
Patrol Craft, Fast 235+ 235+ 235+ 238+ 241+ 241+ 241+ 241+ 241+ 241+
Boghammar / Torgah RL-118 /
RL-130-4A
SWE 6.4 1987 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35
Kajami / Gahjae Taedong-B / -C DPRK / IR 5 2002 -- -- -- 3 6 6 6 6 6 6
Misc. Small Craft Various IR / Various > 5-10 198? 200+ 200+ 200+ 200+ 200+ 200+ 200+ 200+ 200+ 200+

Mine Warfare

Mine Warfare 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
Minelayers 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Hejaz Iran Hormuz-21 / MIG-S-5000 NL / IR 1,280 1985 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Iran Ajr Iran JAP 614 1980 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Minesweepers 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Karkas MSC-292 US 378 196? 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Shahraz MSC-268 US 370 196? 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Harischi Cape US 203 196? 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Amphibious Warfare

Amphibious Warfare 14 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
Amphibious Ships 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Hengam UK 2,940 1974 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Iran Hormuz-24 Iran Hormuz-24 ROK 2,014 1986 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Polnocny Polnocny IRQ ~1,000 198? 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Landing craft, utility (LCU) 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Foque MIG-S-3700 IR 250 1988 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Hovercraft 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Wellington BH.7 Mark 4/5 UK 55 197? 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Yunus? IR ? 199? 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Auxiliaries

Support Tankers 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Kharg1 Mod Olwen UK 33,014 1980 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Bandar Abbas GER 4,673 1973 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Support Ships 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Chah Bahar2 Amphion US 8,670 1971 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Water Tankers 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Kangan IN 12,000 1978 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Delvar PAK 1,300 1980 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Transport Ships 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Delvar PAK 1,300 1980 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Naval Aviation

Fixed Wing 15 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
P-3F Neptune US 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Da-20 Falcon FRA 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
F-27 Friendship NL 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Do-228 GER -- 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Shrike Commander 690 US 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Rotary Wing 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34
RH-53D Sea Stallion US 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
ASH-3D Sea King ITA 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
AB-212AS Twin Huey ITA 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6
AB-205A Iroquois ITA 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
AB-206 Jet Ranger ITA 14 14 14 14 10 2 2 2 2 2
Ground Effect ... ... ... ... 12 12 12 12 12 12
Bavar / Bavar 2 IR -- -- -- -- 12 12 12 12 12 12

Notes

    1 - The Kharg, which features a helipad, has been described by the Iranian press variously as a "cruiser," "aviation cruiser," and "helicopter carrier."

    2 - Used as a stationary repair facility at Band Abbas, but can still get under way.




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