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Iran's military industry manufactures various types of arms and military equipment. According to Iranian officials, the country sold $100 million worth of military equipment in 2003.[1] and as of 2006 had exported weapons to 57 countries.[2][3] Iran's military industry, under the command of Iran's Ministry of Defense, is composed of the following main components:[4]

Iran's mobile air defense system, Bavar 373 (in development).

Organization Field of activity

Iran Electronics Industries Electronics, communications, e-warfare, radars, satellites, etc.

Defense Industries Organization Tanks, rockets, bombs, guns, armored vehicles, etc.

Aerospace Industries Organization Guided missiles systems, etc.

Aviation Industries Organization Aircraft, UAV, helicopters, etc.

Marine Industries Organization Ships, hovercrafts, submarines, etc.

Security of Telecommunication and Information Technology (STI) is also part of the Iranian defense industry.[4]

Contents

1 History 2 See also 3 Notes 4 External links

History[edit] See also: List of military equipment manufactured in Iran Iran's military industry was born under the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In 1973, the Iran Electronics Industries (IEI) was founded to organize efforts to assemble and repair foreign-delivered weapons.[5][6] Most of Iran's weapons before the Islamic revolution were imported from the United States and Europe. Between 1971 and 1975, the Shah went on a buying spree, ordering $8 billion in weapons from the United States alone. This alarmed the United States Congress, which strengthened a 1968 law on arms exports in 1976 and renamed it the Arms Export Control Act. Still, the United States continued to sell large amounts of weapons to Iran until the 1979 Islamic Revolution.[7] In 1977, the Iranian Defense Industries Organization began to work on missiles jointly with Israel in Project Flower and requested a joint missile development program with the United States which was rejected.[8] In 1979, the country took the first step into manufacturing by reverse engineering Soviet RPG-7, BM21, and SA-7 missiles. After the Islamic revolution and the start of the Iran–Iraq War, economic sanctions and an international arms embargo led by the United States coupled with a high demand for military hardware forced Iran to rely on its domestic arms industry for repair and spare parts.[9] The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps was put in charge of re-organising the domestic military industry. Under their command Iran's military industry was dramatically expanded, and with the Ministry of Defence pouring capital into the missile industry, Iran soon had an arsenal of missiles.[10] Since 1992, it also has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles, a submarine, and a fighter plane.[11] In 2007, following events in Iran's Nuclear Program, the United Nations Security Council placed sanctions on Iran forbidding it from exporting any form of weapons.[12] Despite these sanctions, Iran sold some military equipment to countries such as Sudan, Syria, and North Korea. Iran was also unable to import military equipment such as S-300 from Russia and went on to build its own substitute dubbed as Bavar 373. On November 2, 2012, Iran's Brigadier General Hassan Seifi reported that the Iranian Army had achieved self-suffiency in producing military equipment, and that the abilities of Iranian scientists have enabled the country to make significant progress in this field. He was quoted saying, "Unlike Western countries which hide their new weapons and munitions from all, the Islamic Republic of Iran's Army is not afraid of displaying its latest military achievements and all countries must become aware of Iran's progress in producing weaponry."[13] As of 2016, the Defense Ministry is collaborating with more than 3150 national firms as well as 92 universities.[14] See also[edit]

Iran portal

Science and technology in Iran International Rankings of Iran in Military List of military equipment manufactured in Iran Military of Iran Iran's missile forces Current Equipment of the Iranian Army Iran Aviation Industries Organization Defense Industries Organization (DIO) Iran Electronics Industries (IEI) Economy of Iran Industry of Iran Sanctions against Iran

Notes[edit]

^ "Irna". Irna.ir. Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2012-02-06.  ^ Irib Persian News Page Archived February 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Irib Persian News Page Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-11-22. Retrieved 2015-04-08.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-19. Retrieved 2008-07-20.  ^ "Nuclear Threat Initiative". NTI: Nuclear Threat Initiative. Archived from the original on 18 June 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2014.  ^ "A Code of Conduct for Weapons Sales Video Transcript". Cdi.org. Archived from the original on 2006-03-08. Retrieved 2012-02-06.  ^ "NTI:Missile Chronology: 1960-1984". NTI: Nuclear Threat Initiative. Archived from the original on 18 June 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2014.  ^ "Procurement: November 3, 2004". Strategypage.com. 2004-11-03. Retrieved 2012-02-06.  ^ Dar Al Hayat Archived June 23, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Iran Launches Production of Stealth Sub - U.S. & World". FOXNews.com. 2011-11-30. Retrieved 2012-02-06.  ^ The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/11/AR2007041100390.html.  Missing or empty title= (help)[dead link] ^ Iran reports that Iran's Army has achieved self-suffiency in producing military equipment Archived November 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. - Armyrecognition.com, November 5, 2012 ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-10. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 

External links[edit]

IRAN Defence Products Defense Industries Organization Iran Electronics Industries Iranian Aerospace Industries Organization Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company Iran Defence links and news Iranian Military Pictures & videos Iranian Submarine Manufacturing

Videos

Iran's military industry - PressTV 2011

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The Islamic Republic of Iran's Missiles

Katyushas

Arash Falaq-1 Falaq-2 Fajr-1 Fajr-3 Fajr-5 Oghab

Rocket artillery

Samid Tondar-69 Shahin-II Naze'at Zelzal-1 Zelzal-2 Zelzal-3

Short-range ballistic missiles

R-17E Shahab-1 Shahab-2 Qiam 1 Fateh-110 Persian Gulf

Medium-range ballistic missiles

Emad Shahab-3 Fajr-3 Ghadr-110 Ashoura Sejjil Khorramshahr

Intermediate-range ballistic missiles

Shahab-5 (alleged) Shahab-6 (alleged) Project Koussar (alleged)

Surface-to-air missiles

Misagh-1 Misagh-2 Sayyad-1 Sayyad-2 Shahab Thaqeb Mersad Bavar 373 (Under development) Raad Ya Zahra

Anti-helicopter missiles

Qa'em Raad

Anti-tank missiles

Saegheh RAAD Toophan Toophan 2 Toophan 5 Towsan Dehlaviyeh Tondar Sadid-1

Anti-ship missiles

Zafar Ghadir Qader Noor Kowsar Nasr-1 Ra'ad Sadid-1

Cruise missiles

Meshkat (Under development) Kh-55 Soumar Ya Ali

Torpedoes

Hoot Valfajr

Air-to-surface missiles

Shafaq Shahin 3 Sattar Asre-67 Bina Sadid-1

Air-to-air missiles

Fatter Sedjil Fakour 90

Anti-ship ballistic missiles

Khalij Fars Hormoz 1 Hormoz 2

Radars

Ghamar (3D radar)

Weapons and military equipment designed or manufactured in Iran

Firearms

Service rifles

Karabiner 98k Persian Brno G3A6 KL-7.62 S-5.56 KH-2002

Pistols

PC-9 ZOAF

Submachine guns

PPSh-41 MPT-9

Machine guns

MGA3 PKM-T80 MGD-12.7 Tabas

Gatling guns

Akhgar Muharram

Sniper rifles

Nakhjir Sayyad Shaher Taktab (Under development) Arash

Armoured fighting vehicles and other land-based vehicles

Tanks

Type-72Z Safir-74 Mobarez T-72S Zulfiqar Tosan Sabalan Tiam Karrar

Tankettes

Sayyad

APCs

Boragh Rakhsh Cobra BMT-2 APC Sarir Hoveizeh

Self-propelled artillery

Raad-1 Raad-2

Other vehicles

Safir Samandar Kaviran Neynava Sepehr Ranger Zoljanah

Artillery

HM 40 HM 41

MRLS

HM 20 Arash Oghab Falaq-1 Falaq-2 Fajr-1 Fajr-3 Fajr-5

Recoilless rifles

M40 SPG-9

Tank guns

M68 L11A5 2A46

Mortars

37mm Marsh Mortar HM 12 HM 13 HM 14 HM 15 HM 16 Razm Mortar Vafa Mortar

Anti-aircraft guns

ZU-23-2 Samavat 35mm anti-aircraft gun Sa'ir 100mm anti-aircraft gun Mesbah 1 Asefeh

Naval guns

Fajr-27

Rocket-propelled grenades

RPG-7 Saegheh (rocket) Type 69 RPG

Artillery rockets

Samid Tondar-69 Shahin-II Naze'at Zelzal-1 Zelzal-2 Zelzal-3

Artillery shells

Basir

Guided missiles

Short-range ballistic missiles

R-17E Shahab-1 Shahab-2 Qiam 1 Fateh-110 Fateh-313

Medium-range ballistic missiles

Emad Shahab-3 Fajr-3 Ghadr-110 Ashoura Sejjil

Intermediate-range ballistic missiles

Shahab-4/IRIS (shelved) (alleged) Shahab-5 (alleged) Shahab-6 (alleged) Project Koussar (alleged)

Surface-to-air missiles

Misagh-1 Misagh-2 Sayyad-1 Sayyad-2 Shahab Thaqeb Mersad Bavar 373 (Under development) Raad Ya Zahra

Anti-helicopter missiles

Qa'em Raad

Anti-tank guided missiles

Saegheh RAAD Toophan Toophan 2 Toophan 5 Towsan Dehlaviyeh Tondar

Anti-ship missiles

Zafar Qader Noor Kowsar Nasr-1 Raad Sadid-1

Cruise missiles

Meshkat (Under development) Sagheb Soumar Ya-Ali

Torpedoes

Hoot Valfajr

Air-to-surface missiles

Zoobin Shafaq Shahin 3 Sattar Asre-67 Bina

Air-to-air missiles

Fatter Sedjil Fakour-90

Anti-ship ballistic missiles

Khalij Fars/Persian Gulf

Electro-optically guided bombs

Qadr Qassed 1

Submarines

Besat Fateh Nahang Ghadir

Ships and boats

Sina Moudge Zolfaqhar Seraj Yunes 6 Tondar

Aircraft and UAVs

Trainers

Tiger Moth Parastoo IRGC Fajr AVA-202 Dorna Tazarve Simorgh Fajr F.3

Fighters

Persian Audax Persian Fury Persian Hind Azarakhsh Saegheh M-ATF Shafaq Qaher-313

Transport aircraft

HESA IrAn-140

Helicopters

Attack

HESA Shahed 285 Panha Shabaviz 206-1 Panha 2091 Toufan I, II Zafar 300

Utility

HESA Shahed 278 Panha Shabaviz 2-75

Seaplane

Bavar 2

UAVs

Ababil

Ababil-3

Ghods Mohajer

Mohajer 1 Mohajer 2 Mohajer 3 Mohajer 4

Nazir Ra'd (UAV) Hod Hod Sabokbal Saeghe Talash Zohal Shahed 129 AB-3 Sayeh Yasir Raad 85

UCAVs

Karrar Sofreh Mahi (Under development) Shahed 129 H-110 Sarir Hamaseh Fotros

Simulators

F-4 Shahed 278 and Bell-206 Bell 214 F-5 Tiger Submarine Simulator - Iran's "Tareq-class" submarine. Misagh rocket launcher. Mig-29 Fulcrum F-14 Mirage F-1 Hawk

Radars

Ghamar BSR-1 Matla-ul-fajr Kashef Alvand Asr RASIT Alim Sepehr (Under development) Thamen Najm-802 (Under development) Ghadir Arash

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Armed forces of Iran

Supreme National Security Council  • General Staff of Armed Forces

Armed Forces

Military

Army

Ground Forces Navy Air Force Air Defense Base

Revolutionary Guards

Ground Forces Navy Aerospace Force Quds Force Basij

defunct

Imperial Guard Irregular Warfare Headquarters Jihad of Construction

Law enforcement

NAJA

Prevention Police Security Police Traffic Police Cyber Police Anti-Narcotics Police Immigration & Passport Police Diplomatic Police Criminal Investigation Police Border Guard

defunct

Shahrbani Gendarmerie Committee

Other

Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics Cyberwarfa

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