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Iran Air Force

Modernization

1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2019 2020 2025 2030
Personnel (In Thousands) 35 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
Active 35 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
Reserve -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Aircraft

source Inventory
Fighter 271 295 279 263 263 263 263 262 268 268
5th Generation .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ? ? ?
Su-57 RU - - - - - - - - ? ?
J-31 PRC - - - - - - - - ? ?
Qaher-313 / F-313 IR - - - - - - - ? ? ?
4th Generation 72 85 85 69 74 74 89 109 179 179
VTOL Fighter IR - - - - - - ?? ?? ?? ??
Shafaq IR - - - - - - ?? ?? ?? ??
Su-30 Flanker-C RU - - - - - - - 10 60 60
Su-22M Fitter SU/IQ - - - - - - 10 20 40 40
MiG-29A Fulcrum SU 12 25 25 25 30 30 36 36 36 36
F-14A Tomcat US 60 60 60 44 44 44 43 43 43 43
3rd Generation 183 194 194 194 189 189 189 189 89 89
Saeqeh US/IR -- -- -- -- 3 3 6 10 40 40
Azarakhsh US/IR -- -- -- -- 6 6 6 6 20 20
Su-24MK Fencer SU/IQ 19 30 30 30 30 30 29 29 29 29
F-4D/E Phantom II US 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 -- --
F-5A/E F.F./Tiger II US 60 60 60 60 60 60 55 50 - -
Mirage F1EQ/BQ IQ 24 24 24 24 10 10 10 10 -- --
F-7A/M Airguard PRC 20 20 20 20 20 20 24 24 - -
2nd Generation 16 16 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
F-6 PRC 16 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recon/EW 9 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 - -
RF-4E Phantom II US 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 - -
RF-5A US 5 - - - - - - - - -
Tanker 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3
Boeing 747 US -- -- 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2
Boeing 707 US 4 4 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 1
Transport 76 75 86 78 105 104 104+ 104+ 144 144
Medium 21 20 20 20 31 31 31 31 31 31
Il-76 Candid IQ/RU 1 1 1 1 12 12 12 12 12 12
C-130E/H Hercules US 20 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19
Light 28 28 51 46 62 62 62+ 62+ 102 102
An-74 Coaler UKR -- -- 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11
Y-7   PRC -- -- 2 2 14 14 14 14 14 14
Y-12 PRC -- -- 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
F-27 Friendship NL 15 15 15 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Shrike Commander 690 US 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
PC-6B Turbo Porter CH 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Passenger 27 27 14 12 12 11 11 11 11 11
Boeing 747F US 9 9 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Boeing 707 US 11 11 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Boeing 727 US 1 1 1 1 1 -- -- -- -- --
Da-20 / Da-50 Falcon FR 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
L-1329 Jetstar US 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Air Iran # ... 33 ... ... ... 50 50 ... 247 267
Boeing 777 US - - - - - - - 15 30 30
Boeing 747 US ... 8 ... ... ... 9 9 1 ... ...
Boeing 707 US ... 4 ... ... ... - 2 ... ... ...
Boeing 727 US ... 6 ... ... ... - - ... ... ...
Boeing 737 US ... 4 ... ... ... - - 29 79 79
Airbus A380 EU - - - - - - - ... 12 12
Airbus A350 EU - - - - - - - ... 16 16
Airbus A330 EU - - - - - - - ... 45 45
Airbus A320 EU - - - ... ... 6 6 ... 45 45
Airbus A310 EU - - - ... ... 6 6 ... ... ...
Airbus A300 EU ... 5 7 ... ... 13 13 ... ... ...
ATR 72-600 EU - - - - - - - 20 40 40
Fokker 100 EU ... 6 ... ... ... 16 16 ... ... ...
Sarkari-747 150-seat IR - - - - - - - - ? ?
An-148 100-seat UA/IR - - - - - - -
Faraz IrAn-140 80-seat RU/IR -- -- -- -- 5 5 5+ 5+ 45 45
TRAINING 148 156 163 162 164 156 156+ 180+ 167 167
Jet - Advanced 30 30 30 30 36 36 36+ 36+ 30 30
MiG-29UB Fulcrum SU 2 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Su-25UBK Frogfoot IQ 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Simorgh US/IR -- -- -- -- 6 6 6+ 6+ 20 20
F-5B/F F.F./Tiger II US 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- --
FT-7 Airguard PRC 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Jet - Intermediate 7 7 7 7 8 8 8+ 32 25 25
Tazarv/Tondar/Dorna IR -- -- -- -- 1 1 1+ 25 25 25
T-33A Shooting Star US 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 -- --
Piston 111 119 126 125 120 112 112 112 112 112
EMB-312 Tucano BR 40 23 23 23 23 15 15 15 15 15
PC-7 / Fadzhir CH 45 45 40 40 35 35 35 35 35 35
TB-21/TB-200 Trinidad/Tobago FR -- -- 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
MFI-17 Mushshaq PAK -- 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
F-33A/C / Parastu Bonanza US/IR 26 26 26 25 25 25 25 25 25 25

Helicopter

GTOW 46 46 46 34+ 34+ 34+ 34+ 34 34 34
Transport - Intermediate 10-ton 5 5 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
CH-47C Chinook US 5 5 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Transport - Medium 5-ton 39 39 39 30+ 30+ 30+ 30+ 30 30 30
Shabaviz 2-75 US/IR -- -- -- + + + + 30 30 30
Bell 214A/C Isfahan US/IR 39 39 39 30 30 30 30 -- -- --
Light / Utility 2 2 2 2+ 2+ 2+ 2+ 2 2 2
Shabaviz 206-1 ITA/IR -- -- -- + + + + 2 2 2
AB-206 JetRanger IT 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 -- -- --

Notes

    # - roughly half "parked" due to lack of spare parts

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




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