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Iranian Army Order of Battle

Islamic Iranian Ground Forces (IIGF)The order of battle of Iran's Army is very poorly characterized in the open literature. There is generally fairly good agreement on the numbering of the divisions, particularly the four armored divisions, but after that things start to get a bit vague. Galen Wright notes that since 2010 the Iranian Army has been reorganizing their forces away from a division-centric, to brigade-centric model. A dozen new independent brigades have been formed by "shearing them off from existing divisions, which have now been reduced to two brigades in strength, or effectively abolished altogether." The disappearing divisions first appeared to be the 21 Infantry Division and 84 Mechanized Infantry Division. He also notes that "Armored divisions within the Artesh deal with extreme non-uniformity with regards to type of armor used. While this might be a nightmare for logistics managers, its convenient for us who try to discern information about the armed forces of Iran, that is, divisions are organized by type of tank meaning whenever we see a vehicle, we can guess where its from just from the type."

On 08 January and 20 February 2010, Gholam Reza Safa'i, the head of the political-ideological office of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran - which later became the military political ideology - called on the Guardian Council for three steps. The Deputy Commander of the Army Command announced 01 June 2011 the completion of the Samen Al-Aemmeh comprehensive plan for the army. Operation Samen-ol-A'emeh (Persian: "Operation Eighth Imam") was an offensive of the IranIraq War on 27 September 1981 when Iran broke the Iraqi Siege of Abadan. The defeat of the 349-day encirclement of Abadan, under the command of Imam Khomeini (RAA), was carried out in the form of the operation of Samen Al-Aimeh (AS).

Amirali Arasteh said: "In order to implement the plan, which will begin for the first time in Kurdistan province, the forces of the ground will change into independent brigades, the first unit of this important issue will be held on the occasion of the anniversary of the liberation of Khorramshahr by the Brigades. From this, the 511 brigade of Brigadier General Brigadier General Ibrahim Fate is renamed and independent.

Assistant Coordinator of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran said: "At the same time, the 28th Kurdistan Infantry Division will also change into the Tactics Division of the Northwest of the Army's Front of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which will coincide with the presentation ceremony. The main goal of this project was to agility and increase the combat power of the Armed Forces in the Islamic Republic of Iran and said that with the implementation of this plan, the military power of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran will be multiplied.

He concluded by saying that we have so much military arrangement in all parts of the country that there is no military power and military capability to infiltrate and violate the soil of the Islamic nation of Iran. He added: "The army with the weapon of faith and piety and along with other armed forces in line with Defending the dignity and independence of Islamic Iran is ready to sacrifice".

Army Commander Amir Poor Dashn, referring to the plan of Samen al-Aym (AS), the Army's ground forces said 24 Decdember 2011: "The main axis of this plan is territorial development, we must have a proper distribution of force across all borders of the country." Purdistan considered another aspect of the new ground plan of the Army to be a sufficient number of units, adding: "Given that threats are always from multiple points or simultaneously on several fronts of conflict, it is necessary that our headquarters They have the decisiveness to command non-dependent individuals, which we have organized in the new plan of independent bridges.

He continued: "This important plan, with several thousand hours of ground forces operating under the command of the Armed Forces and the command of the Army of the Islamic Republic and with the presence of the commanders of the units, eventually with the special approval and approval of the Supreme Leader of the Supreme Council to the stage It is hoped that, with the proper cooperation of the commanders, we hope to achieve its great goal."

By 2019, it seemed that the Division headquarters were still active, but there were no Brigades even habitually associated with them. Instead there were some 40 independent maneuver Brigades. The purpose of the Samen al-Amaeza Nazjah plan was to increase the ability of the IRGC's Armed Forces to improve the combat power of the Islamic Republic of Iran. By implementing this plan, the strength of the Army's ground forces was multiplied.

orbatbmlv.at IISSINSSBlog IISS
20092010 2012"2013" 2012 2019
Total Armies3.. ... ... ... ...
Total Corps45... 4... ...
Total Divisions1411121210...
Armored 444444
Mechanized322-... 2
Infantry544 6 4 4
Airborne / Commando2 22221
Brigades... ...
Bdes / Armored Division. . . . ... ...
Armored . 22 3... ...
Mechanized. 11 1... ...
Infantry. . . -... ...
Artillery. 11 1... ...
Bdes / Mechanized Division. . . . ... ...
Armored . 11 . ... ...
Mechanized. 2-32-3 . ... ...
Infantry. . . . ... ...
Artillery. 21. ... ...
Bdes / Infantry Division. . . . ... ...
Armored . . . . ... ...
Mechanized. . . . ... ...
Infantry. 3-43-44... ...
Artillery. 111... ...
Sep Brigades / Groups 121019+ 1326...
Armored 111178
Mechanized. . 4 1114
Infantry 111 . 8 12
Commando 524557
Airborne. . . ..1
Artillery566655
SOURCES
orbat = orbat.com
bmlv.at = Militr International
IISS = International Institute for Strategic Studies
INSS = Institute for National Security Studies 2013 publication date, 2012 data
Blog = The Arkenstone




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