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Iran Navy Equipment

Modernization

90 95 00 05 10 15 19 20 25 30
Personnel (In Thousands) 15 18 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21
Active 12 15 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
Reserve - - - - - - - - - -
Ships Source Tons Year Inventory
90 95 00 05 10 15 19 20 25 30
Submarines 2 4 6 7 11 20 32 33 43 56
Atomic Sub super-heavy IR - - - - - - - - - -
Tariq / Kilo / 877EKM ultra-heavy RU 2,325 1992 - 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Besat / Qaaem heavy IR 1,300 2022 - - - - - - - - 2? 5?
Fateh semi-heavy IR 600 2019 - - - - - - 1 2 10 20
Nahang semi-heavy IR 450 2006 - - - - 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ghadir / Yono light IR 120 2007 - - - - 4 11 22 22 22 22
Yugo light DPRK 90 1988 2 2 2 3 - - - - - -
Al Sabehat 15 IR > 10 2000 - - 1 1 3 5 5 5 5 5
Destroyers 3 2 - - - - - - - -
Khalije Fars Loghman IR 6,500 202x - - - - - - - - 1 3
Damavand Battle UK 2,325 1967 1 - - - - - - - - -
Babr Sumner US 2,200 1973 2 2 - - - - - - - -
Frigates 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4
Mowj / Zolfaqar Mod Vosper UK / IR 1,400 2010 - - - - 1 1 2 4 4 4
Alvand Vosper Mk 5 UK 1,250 1966 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 - - -
Corvettes 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
Bayandor PF-103 US 900 1964 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
Fast-attack craft 10 10 10 10 13 13 14 14 12 9
Sina Combattante II mod IR 249 2003 - - - - 3 3 4 5 7 9
Kaman Combattante II FR 249 1977 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 5 -
Patrol, Offshore 68 69 55 44 36 36 36 36 36 36
Hendijan MIG-S-4700-SC / Bakhtaran NL/IR 447 1985 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
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
Swift Mk II Swift Mk II US 22 197? 20 20 15 10 6 6 6 6 6 6
Peterson US/IR 22 197? 20 20 15 10 6 6 6 6 6 6
Patrol, Fast, Inshore 3 13 13 13 16 16 16 16 16 16
Zafar MIG-S-2600-PB / Chaho DPRK/IR 82 1987 3 3 3 3 6 6 6 6 6 6
MIG-G-1900 MIG-G-1900 IR 28 1992 - 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

Mine Warfare

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

Amphibious Warfare

Amphibious Warfare 16 17 19 19 19 24 24 24 25 25
Amphibious Ships 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10
LST NEWCON IR 2,000 2022? - - - - - - - - 3 8
LST Chavoush IR 1,400 1995 - 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
LST Hengam UK 2,940 1974 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 -
LSM Polnocny Polnocny IQ 1,000 198? 1 1 - - - - - - - -
Landing craft, utility (LCU) 1 1 3 3 3 3 6 6 6 6
Foque MIG-S-3700 IR 250 1988 1 1 3 3 3 3 6 6 6 6
Hovercraft 7 7 7 7 7 9 9 9 9 9
Tondar SR.N6 Winchester UK ? 2012 - - - - - 2 2 2 2 2
Wellington BH.7 Mark 4/5 UK 55 197? 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Yunus / Younes / Yunes 6 [6-pax] IR ? 199? 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Auxiliaries

IISS riddled with minor errors
Support Tankers 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
AOR Kharg1 Mod Olwen UK 33,014 1980 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
AORLH Bandar Abbas DE 4,673 1973 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
AWT Water Tankers 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
AWT Kangan IN 12,000 1978 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
AWT Delvar PAK 1,300 1980 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Transport Ships 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
AE Delvar PAK 1,300 1980 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
AK Delvar PAK 1,300 1980 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Support Ships 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
AFD/YFDB Dolphin DE 28,000 1985 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - -
AFD/YFDL 400 exAFD-29 Arco USA 3,500 1944/77 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - -
AR Chah Bahar2 ex-AR-13 Amphion US 8,670 1971 1 1 - - - - - - - -
AX Training Ships 1 1 - - 1 3 3 3 3 3
AX Kialas ?? ?? ?? - - - - - 2 2 2 2 2
AXT Hamzeh ex-Char Sehar NL 530 1936/?? 1 1 - - 1 1 1 1 1 1

Naval Aviation

Fixed Wing 15 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
P-3F Neptune USA 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Da-20 Falcon FR 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 DE - 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Shrike Commander 690 USA 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 USA 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
ASH-3D Sea King IT 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
AB-212AS Twin Huey IT 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6
AB-205A Iroquois IT 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
AB-206 Jet Ranger IT 14 14 14 14 10 2 2 2 2 2

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 could still get under way. Later sunk at berth, stricken.




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