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The HESA Ababil (ابابیل, "swallow") is an Iranian UAV manufactured by the Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company.
Abbas Gharabaghi (1 November 1918 – 14 October 2000) was the last chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces as well as deputy commander-in-chief of the Iranian Imperial Army during the rule of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran.
Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis (real name Jamal Jafaar Mohammed Ali Ebrahimi) is an Iraqi military commander who heads the Popular Mobilisation Committee (Al-Hashd Al-Sha'abi), which is active against the Islamic State.
The Aerospace Force of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (AFAGIR), known in the United States as the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force (IRGC AF), is the air force within the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Ahmad Keshvari (احمد کشوری; July 1953 – 7 December 1980) was a AH-1J SeaCobra pilot in the Army Aviation (''Havanirooz'') of Iran.
The rank insignia for the Iranian Air Force are similar in appearance to the rank insignia for other military force around the world, with bars and chevrons indicating enlisted ranks, and stars and national symbols for officer ranks.
Akbar Etemad was the president of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran from 1974 to 1978.
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (Akbar Hāshemī Rafsanjānī or Hashemi Bahramani; 25 August 1934 – 8 January 2017) was an influential Iranian politician, writer and one of the founding fathers of the Islamic Republic who was the fourth President of Iran from 3 August 1989 until 3 August 1997.
The Aleppo offensive (July–August 2016) refers to a military operation launched on the southern outskirts of Aleppo at the end of July 2016 by rebel forces in Syria.
The Aleppo offensive (November–December 2016), code named Operation Dawn of Victory by government forces, was a successful military offensive launched by the Syrian Armed Forces and allied groups against rebel-held districts in Aleppo.
Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei (سید علی حسینی خامنهای,; born 17 July 1939) is a ''marja'' and the second and current Supreme Leader of Iran, in office since 1989.
Alim is the first Iranian passive radar.
Alireza Afshar (علیرضا افشار) is an Iranian military officer.
The ALICE (All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment) load bearing system, was adopted as United States Army Standard A on 17 January 1973 to replace the M-1956 Load-Carrying Equipment (LCE) and M-1967 Modernized Load-Carrying Equipment (MLCE).
April 2006 Iran–Iraq cross-border raids were three military cross-border attacks on Iran-Iraqi Kurdistan border, in which PJAK claimed to had killed 24 members of Iranian security forces in early April, 2006.
The Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz (حركة النضال العربي لتحرير الأحواز; abbreviated ASMLA) is an Arab nationalist insurgent group that advocates for a separate Arab state in Khuzestan Province from Iran.
ARMA 3 is an open-world, realism-based, military tactical shooter video game developed and published by Bohemia Interactive.
The background of the Bahraini uprising dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century.
The Bahraini uprising of 2011 was a series of anti-government protests in Bahrain led by the Shia-dominant Bahraini Opposition from 2011 until 2014.
Bahram Dehghanyar (Persian: بهرام دهقانیار) (born July 7, 1965) is an Iranian musician and film composer.
The Battle of Aleppo (معركة حلب) was a major military confrontation in Aleppo, the largest city in Syria, between the Syrian opposition (including the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and other largely-Sunni groups, such as the Levant Front and the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front) against the government of Bashar al-Assad, supported by Hezbollah, Shia militias and Russia, and against the Kurdish People's Protection Units. The battle began on 19 July 2012 and was part of the ongoing Syrian Civil War. A stalemate that had been in place for four years finally ended in July 2016, when Syrian government troops closed the rebels' last supply line into Aleppo with the support of Russian airstrikes. In response, rebel forces launched unsuccessful counteroffensives in September and October that failed to break the siege; in November, government forces embarked on a decisive campaign that resulted in the recapture of all of Aleppo by December 2016. The Syrian government victory was widely seen as a potential turning point in Syria's civil war. The large scale devastation of the battle and its importance led combatants to name it the "mother of battles" or "Syria's Stalingrad". The battle was marked by widespread violence against civilians, alleged repeated targeting of hospitals and schools (mostly by pro-government Air Forces and to a lesser extent by the rebels), and indiscriminate aerial strikes and shelling against civilian areas. It was also marked by the inability of the international community to resolve the conflict peacefully. The UN special envoy to Syria proposed to end the battle by giving East Aleppo autonomy, but the idea was rejected by the Syrian government. Hundreds of thousands of residents were displaced by the fighting and efforts to provide aid to civilians or facilitate evacuation were routinely disrupted by continued combat and mistrust between the opposing sides. Various claims of war crimes emerged during the battle, including the use of chemical weapons by both Syrian government forces and rebel forces, the use barrel bombs by the Syrian Air Force, the dropping of cluster munitions on populated areas by Russian and Syrian forces, the carrying out of "double tap" airstrikes to target rescue workers responding to previous strikes, summary executions of civilians and captured soldiers by both sides, indiscriminate shelling and use of highly inaccurate improvised artillery by rebel forces. During the 2016 Syrian government offensive, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warned that "crimes of historic proportions" were being committed in Aleppo. Fighting also caused severe destruction to the Old City of Aleppo, a UNESCO World Heritage site. An estimated 33,500 buildings have been either damaged or destroyed. After four years of fighting, the battle represents one of the longest sieges in modern warfare and one of the bloodiest battles of the Syrian Civil War, leaving an estimated 31,000 people dead, almost a tenth of the estimated overall war casualties at that time.
Bavar-373 (باور-۳۷۳, meaning 'Belief') is an Iranian designed long-range mobile air defense system unveiled in August, 2016.
Bina (بینا) is an Iranian laser guided dual-capability surface-to-surface and air-to-surface missile.
Robert William Ney (born July 5, 1954) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Ohio.
The Boeing Insitu ScanEagle is a small, long-endurance, low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) built by Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing, and is used for reconnaissance.
Boragh or Boraq (نفربر براق) is an Iranian-made armoured personnel carrier.
A border guard of a country is a national security agency that performs border control, i.e., enforces the security of the country's national borders.
The Central Syria campaign (2017) was a large-scale military operation of the Syrian Army (SAA) against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during the Syrian Civil War.
Civil Servants Pension Organization (CSPO) is an independent legal entity under the governance of the Ministry of Welfare and Social Security, and run as an insurance company.
The Cobra BMT-2 (کبرا بیامتی-۲) is an Iranian armored personnel carrier armed with a 30 mm autocannon or a ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft gun.
A commander-in-chief, also sometimes called supreme commander, or chief commander, is the person or body that exercises supreme operational command and control of a nation's military forces.
Farmandeye Koll-e Qova (فرمانده کل قوا), formerly known as Bozorg Arteshtaran (بزرگارتشتاران), is the supreme commanding authority of all the Armed Forces of Iran and the highest possible military position within the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The consolidation of the Iranian Revolution refers to a turbulent process of Islamic Republic stabilization, following the completion of the revolution.
Cyberwarfare in Iran is a part of Iran's "soft war" military strategy.
The Daraa offensive (June 2017) was a military operation launched by the Syrian Arab Army and allies against rebel positions in the southern half of Daraa city.
Day of Rage (يوم الغضب) is the name given by protesters in Bahrain to 14 February 2011, the first day of their national uprising.
The Defense Industries Organization (DIO) is a conglomerate of companies run by the Islamic Republic of Iran whose function is to provide the military of Iran with the necessary manufacturing capacity and technical abilities.
Iran's military industry manufactures various types of arms and military equipment.
The Dhofar Rebellion (ثورة ظفار), also known as the War in Dhofar (الحرب في ظفار) or the Omani Civil War (الحرب الأهلية العمانية), was launched in the province of Dhofar against the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, which had Iranian and British support, from 1962 to 1976.
Eastern Approaches (1949) is an autobiographical account of the early career of Fitzroy Maclean.
Prior to 1979, Iran's economic development was rapid.
The economics of defense or defense economics is a subfield of economics, an application of the economic theory to the issues of military defense.
The economy of Iran is a mixed and transition economy with a large public sector.
The Embassy of the United States of America in Tehran was the United States of America's diplomatic mission in the Imperial State of Iran.
Facial hair in the military has been at various times common, prohibited, or an integral part of the uniform.
The Fajr-27 system is a domestically manufactured Iranian rapid fire naval artillery system based on the Italian OTO Melara 76mm dual purpose gun.
The Iranian-made Fajr-3 (فجر-۳, meaning "dawn") is believed to be a medium-range ballistic missile with an unknown range (estimated 2,000 km, 1,250 miles).
Farah Pahlavi, née Diba (فرح پهلوی; born 14 October 1938) is the widow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the exiled shahbanu (empress) of Iran.
Fateh-110 (فاتح-۱۱۰, "conqueror") is a single-stage solid-propellant, surface-to-surface missile with at least a 200 km range, and it is produced domestically within Iran by the Aerospace Industries Organization, including the solid fuel propellant.
Fazlollah Zahedi (Fazlollāh Zāhedi, pronounced; c. 1892 – 2 September 1963) was an Iranian general and statesman who replaced the democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh through a coup d'état, in which he played a major role.
Fereydoun Djam (1914 – 24 May 2008; فريدون جم) was a senior Iranian army official, and the son of former Iranian prime minister Mahmoud Djam.
Fouad al-Zayat (1941 – 26 March 2018) was a Syrian businessman, investor and gambler.
General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran (ستاد کل نیروهای مسلح جمهوری اسلامی ایران) is the most senior military body in Iran, with an aim to implement policy, monitor and coordinate activities within the Armed Forces.
The Ghadr-110 (Persian: قدر-110, meaning "intensity") is a medium-range ballistic missile designed and developed by Iran.
Ghafour Jeddi Ardabili (غفور جدی اردبیلی; 1945 – 1980) was a professional McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II pilot in the Air Force of Iran.
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) is the unified armed force of Ghana, consisting of the Army (GA), Navy (GN), and Ghana Air Force.
Mohajer (مهاجر, "Migrant") or Mersad series of unmanned aerial vehicles is built by Iran.
Saeghe (Thunderbolt) is a simple Iranian target drone.
Gholam Reza Azhari (غلامرضا ازهاری.; 18 February 1912 – 5 November 2001) was a military leader and Prime Minister of Iran.
The Glock pistol is a series of polymer-framed, short recoil-operated, locked-breech semi-automatic pistols designed and produced by Austrian Glock Ges.m.b.H..
The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Neẓām-e jomhūrī-e eslāmi-e Irān, known simply as Neẓām (lit) among its supporters, and "the regime" among its dissidents) is the ruling state and current political system in Iran, in power since the revolution and fall of Pahlavi dynasty in 1979.
Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunb (تنب بزرگ و تنب کوچک., Tonb-e Bozorg and Tonb-e Kuchak, طنب الكبرى و طنب الصغرى., Tunb el-Kubra and Tunb el-Sughra) are two small islands in the eastern Persian Gulf, close to the Strait of Hormuz.
The Ground Forces of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, acronymed NEZSA (نزسا), are the force which the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, also known as Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), maintain in parallel to the regular army of Iran.
Haj Ali Razmara (Ḥājī`alī Razmārā; 30 March 1901 – 7 March 1951) was a military leader and prime minister of Iran.
The Hama offensive (March–April 2017) was a military offensive launched by Syrian rebel groups led by Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) north of the city of Hama, as part of the Syrian Civil War.
Hassan Rouhani (حسن روحانی,, Standard Persian:; born Hassan Fereydoun (حسن فریدون) on 12 November 1948) is an Iranian politician serving as the current and seventh President of Iran since 3 August 2013.
The HESA Azarakhsh (آذرخش Āzaraxš, "lightning") is a jet fighter aircraft supposedly manufactured by the Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company (HESA).
Dorna (Dornā, "Crane") is a jet-powered Iranian training aircraft.
The HESA Shahed 278 (شاهد ۲۷۸) is a light utility helicopter developed in Iran.
HESA Shahed 285 (شاهد ۲۸۵) is a light attack/reconnaissance helicopter developed in Iran.
The history of guerrilla warfare stretches back to ancient history.
The history of the Iranian Air Force can be divided into two phases—before the Islamic Revolution, and after it.
Major General Hossein Kharrazi (حسین خرازی) (1957 – 27 February 1987) was the commander of IRGC's 14th Imam Hussein Division during Iran-Iraq War.
The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 was a military confrontation between India and Pakistan that occurred during the liberation war in East Pakistan from 3 December 1971 to the fall of Dacca (Dhaka) on 16 December 1971.
Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company (HESA), (fa), is an Iranian aircraft production company.
The Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) (سازمان صنایع هوایی ایران) was established in 1966 for the purpose of planning, controlling, and managing the Civil & military aviation industry of Iran.
Iran Electronics Industries or Integrated Electronics Industrieshttp://www.iranwatch.org/iranian-entities/iran-electronics-industries-iei(IEI, Persian: صنایع الکترونیک ایران (Sana-ey Electronik-e Iran); also known as صاایران) is a state-owned subsidiary of Iran's Ministry of Defense.
The Kish Airshow also known as Persian Gulf Airshow is an aviation airshow held biennially on Kish Island, Iran.
The Iran–Iraq War was an armed conflict between Iran and Iraq, beginning on 22 September 1980, when Iraq invaded Iran, and ending on 20 August 1988, when Iran accepted the UN-brokered ceasefire.
The Iran–PJAK conflict, or Iran–Kurdistan Free Life Party conflict is an armed conflict between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kurdish guerrilla group Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK), which began in 2004 and largely ended in 2011.
The Iran–Saudi Arabia proxy conflict (sometimes referred to as the Iran–Saudi Arabia Cold War or the Middle East Cold War) is the ongoing struggle for influence in the Middle East and surrounding regions between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Iranian-Swiss relations are foreign relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Swiss Confederation.
Jamaran is lead ship of the Iranian s launched in early 2010 in Bandar-e-Abbas, Iran.
Following the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) into northern Iraq in mid-2014, Iran began to provide military aid to counter the militant advance.
Presidential elections were held in Iran on 14 June 2013.
Presidential elections were held in Iran on 19 May 2017, the twelfth such election in Iran.
Public Conscription Organization of NAJA (سازمان نظام وظیفه عمومی ناجا) is an organization in Iran tasked to maintain information on those potentially subject to conscription, enroll and assign them to the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Iranians in Japan (在日イラン人 Zainichi Iranjin, ایرانیان در ژاپن) form Japan's fifth-largest community of immigrants from a Muslim-majority country.
The Iraqi invasion of Iran was launched on 22 September and lasted until 7 December 1980.
Balochistan is a region divided between three countries Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan.
Irregular Warfare Headquarters (ستاد جنگهای نامنظم) was an Irregular military unit of Iranian Armed Forces, active during Iran–Iraq War.
The Islamic Republic of Iran Army (ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران), acronymed AJA (آجا), simply known as the Iranian Army or Artesh (Arteš), is the "conventional military of Iran" and part of Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) (lit or Sepâh for short) is a branch of Iran's Armed Forces founded after 1979 Revolution on 22 April 1979 by order of Ayatollah Khomeini.IISS Military Balance 2006, Routledge for the IISS, London, 2006, p. 187 Whereas the regular military (or Artesh) defends Iran's borders and maintains internal order, according to the Iranian constitution, the Revolutionary Guard (pasdaran) is intended to protect the country's Islamic Republic system. The Revolutionary Guards state that their role in protecting the Islamic system is preventing foreign interference as well as coups by the military or "deviant movements". The Revolutionary Guards have roughly 125,000 military personnel including ground, aerospace and naval forces. Its naval forces are now the primary forces tasked with operational control of the Persian Gulf. GlobalBearings.net, 15 December 2011. It also controls the paramilitary Basij militia which has about 90,000 active personnel.Abrahamian, Ervand, History of Modern Iran, Columbia University Press, 2008 pp. 175–76 Its media arm is Sepah News. Since its origin as an ideologically driven militia, the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution has taken a greater role in nearly every aspect of Iranian society. Its expanded social, political, military and economic role under President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's administration—especially during the 2009 presidential election and post-election suppression of protest—has led many Western analysts to argue that its political power has surpassed even that of the Shia clerical system. The Chief Commander of the Guardians since 2007 is Mohammad Ali Jafari, who was preceded by Yahya Rahim Safavi from 1997.
On 29 January 2015, militants from the ISIL-affiliated Wilayat Sinai (Sinai Province) militant group launched a series of attacks on army and police bases in Arish using car bombs and mortars.
The Joint Operation Arvand (عملیات مشترک اروند, more known by its Persian acronym AMA, عما) was a show of force operation orchestrated in April 1969 by the Imperial Iranian Armed Forces following Iraqi claim for the sovereign right to Shatt al-Arab/Arvand Rud and threatening to block passage of vessels unless they fly Iraqi flag.
Major-General Joseph Aloysius Baillon CB CBE MC (1895–1951) was a senior British Army officer who served in both World War I and World War II.
The Karrar (کرار karrār, "striker" is an Iranian unmanned combat air vehicle and used by the military of Iran. It is a derivative of the American 1970s-era Beechcraft MQM-107 Streaker UAV. Unlike normal UCAVs, which choose a low speed for long loiter time, the Karrar has to bomb targets at high speed since it is derived from a high speed target drone. It is the first long-range unmanned aerial vehicle manufactured in Iran. It has possibly been exported to pro-Iranian militias in the Middle East and has seen combat use in the Syrian Civil War.
Kashef is a series of Iranian early warning radars developed by SAIRAN.
The Kh-55 (Х-55, also known as RKV-500; NATO reporting name: AS-15 'Kent') is a Soviet/Russian subsonic air-launched cruise missile, designed by MKB Raduga.
Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense University (دانشگاه پدافند هوایی خاتمالانبیاء) is a military academy located in Tehran, affiliated with Iran's Air Defense Force.
"Khatam-al Anbiya (Peace be upon him) Central Headquarter" (قرارگاه مرکزی خاتمالانبیا (ص)) is the unified combatant command headquarter of Iranian Armed Forces, under direct command of its General Staff.
Khatam al-Anbiya Construction Headquarter (also spelled Khātam al-Anbiyā, قرارگاه سازندگی خاتمالانبیا; literally, "Seal of the Prophets") is an Iranian engineering firm controlled by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
The Khobar Towers bombing was a terrorist attack on part of a housing complex in the city of Khobar, Saudi Arabia, located near the national oil company (Saudi Aramco) headquarters of Dhahran and nearby King Abdulaziz Air Base on June 25, 1996.
Kowsar (or Kosar) is a medium-range, land-based anti-ship missile made by Iran.
The Kurdistan Free Life Party, or PJAK (Partiya Jiyana Azad a Kurdistanê), is a militant leftist-nationalist, anti-Iranian government group.
A number of armed groups have involved themselves in the ongoing Syrian Civil War.
This is a list of countries by past military expenditure, starting 1988.
This is a list of topics related to Iran (Persia) and Persian culture.
This page lists bases and airports operated or used by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF).
List of Iranian assassinations refers to a list of alleged and confirmed assassinations, reported to have been conducted by the Islamic Republic of Iran and previously by the Pahlavi Dynasty and several underground Resistance Opposition groups.
This is a list of commanders of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the Iran–Iraq war (1980–88).
There are currently 13 two-star officers in the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran: 4 with the regular army (''Artesh'') background, 8 who served in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and one with no previous service.
This is a list of militaries by country, including the main branches and sub-branches.
In recent years, the Iranian government states that it has self-sufficiency in essential military hardware and defense systems.
The following individuals have been identified as senior officers (currently or in the past) of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which is a part of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The M60 Patton is a main battle tank (MBT) introduced in December 1960.
Matla-ul-fajr is an Iranian VHF 3D radar.
Mehdi Abrishamchi (مهدی ابریشمچی) is an Iranian People's Mujahedin (MEK) politician who has been described as "the right hand man of Massoud Rajavi".
Mersad (Persian: Ambush) is an Iranian advanced low to mid range air defense system developed in 2010.
Mesbah 1 is an Iranian anti aircraft artillery system developed to defend against incoming cruise missiles.
Military aircraft insignia are insignia applied to military aircraft to identify the nation or branch of military service to which the aircraft belongs.
With thousands of years of recorded history, and due to an unchanging geographic (and subsequently geopolitical) condition, Iran (previously known as Persia in the West until 1935) has had a long, varied, and checkered military culture and history, ranging from triumphant and unchallenged ancient military supremacy affording effective superpower status in its day, to a series of near catastrophic defeats (beginning with the destruction of Elam) at the hand of previously subdued and conquered peripheral nations (including Greece, Macedon and the Asiatic nomadic tribes at the Eastern boundary of the lands traditionally home to the Iranian people).
The Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL; وزارت دفاع و پشتیبانی نیروهای مسلح) is the defence ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran, reestablished in 1989.
Ministry of Guards (Vezārat-e Sepāh) was a government ministry in Iran between 1982 and 1989, which mainly acted as a ministry of defence dedicated to logistically supply the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
The Misagh 1 (also Mithaq-1, etc.) is an Iranian man-portable surface-to-air missile.
The Misagh-2 is an Iranian man-portable infrared-guided surface-to-air missile.
Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf (محمدباقر قالیباف, born 23 August 1961) is an Iranian conservative politician and former military officer who held office as the Mayor of Tehran from 2005 to 2017.
Major general Mohammad Bagheri (محمد باقری) is an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps military commander currently serving at the most senior military position available in Iran, Chief of Staff for the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Mohammad Boroujerdi (محمد بروجردی, 1955 – May 1983) was an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander during the Iran-Iraq War.
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (Mohammad Reza Pahlavi,; 26 October 1919 – 27 July 1980), also known as Mohammad Reza Shah (Mohammad Rezā Šāh), was the last Shah of Iran from 16 September 1941 until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979.
The "National Anthem of the Islamic Republic of Iran" (Sorude Melliye Jomhuriye Eslâmiye Irân) was composed by Hassan Riyahi, with words written by Aiadan Maroni.
The National Consultative Assembly (Mad̲j̲lis-i s̲h̲ūrā-yi millī) or simply Majlis, was the national legislative body of Iran from 1906 to 1979.
Naze'at (نازعات) are a series of Iranian-made artillery rocket with an estimated range of 100 km.
This article discusses the negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran that led to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Neynava or Neinava is a series of all-terrain general purpose 4×4 military trucks produced by the Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad (Struggle) Organization of the Army of Iran.
The Noor (نور) is a long-range anti-ship cruise missile manufactured by Iran.
The Northern Aleppo offensive (February 2016) refers to a military operation launched northwest of Aleppo in early February 2016 by the Syrian Arab Army and its allies.
Operation Dawn 8 (عملیات والفجر ۸) was an Iranian military operation conducted during the Iran–Iraq War, part of the First Battle of al-Faw.
Operation Karbala-6 was an Iranian operation during the Iran–Iraq War to prevent Iraq from rapidly transferring units to its defense lines at Basra after Iran had launched Operation Karbala-5 to capture the city of Basra.
Operation Mersad (عملیات مرصاد, meaning "ambush") was the last major military operation of the Iran–Iraq War, ending in a decisive victory for Iran.
These are the orders of battle of the Iraqi and Iranian armies for the start of the Iran–Iraq War in 1980.
The Fath Medal (نشان فتح, meaning Victory Medal) is a military award of the Iranian armed forces which is awarded by Commander-in-chief, Supreme Leader of Iran.
The Excellent Order of Independence (نشان عالی استقلال) is an Iranian state order to recognize "taking important offices and playing a key role in achieving high goals of the Islamic Republic of Iran with all–lateral effort in enlightening positions, distinguished innovations to reach self–sufficiency and independence in different aspects, saving the government from potential threats, helping global proliferation of Islamic revolution principles and other valuable services in critical and decisive periods of time".
Order of Nasr (نشان نصر, meaning Divine Support) is a military award of Iranian armed forces which is awarded by Commander-in-chief, Supreme Leader of Iran to recognize distinguished logistics contribution and support of the troops.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Iran: Iran – sovereign country located in Southwest Asia and the Middle East.
(Ya Hossein) Tazarve (تذرو, "Pheasant") is an Iranian-made jet training aircraft, first revealed during Iran airshow 2002, in Kish.
The Pakistan Armed Forces (پاکستان مُسَلّح افواج, Pākistān Musallah Afwāj) are the military forces of Pakistan.
The Palmyra offensive (December 2016) was a military operation launched by the military of ISIL which led to the re-capture of the ancient city of Palmyra, and an unsuccessful ISIL attack on the Tiyas T-4 Airbase to the west of the city.
Payandeh Bada Iran (پاینده بادا ایران) is the former national anthem of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran or the Mojahedin-e Khalq (Sāzmān-e mojāhedin-e khalq-e irān, abbreviated MEK, PMOI or MKO), commonly known in Iran as Munafiqin ("hypocrites"), is an Iranian political–militant organization in exile that advocates the violent overthrow of the current government in Iran, while claiming itself as the replacing government in exile.
Khalij Fars (موشک خلیج فارس, "Persian Gulf") is an Iranian single-stage solid-propellant, supersonic anti-ship quasi ballistic missile with a range of 300 km based on the Fateh-110 missile.
The politics of Iran take place in a framework of a theocracy in a format of syncretic politics that is guided by Islamic ideology.
Air-to-air combat is the engagement of flying machines in warfare in which one or more aircraft tries to destroy one or more other aircraft.
Propaganda in Iran originates from the Iranian government and "private" entities, which are usually state controlled.
The Qader (قادر) is a medium-range anti-ship cruise missile developed by Iran.
The 9A Qadr is Iran's first generation of air-launched precision-guided munitions (PGMs), developed by the missile-manufacturing companies of the Iranian Ministry of Defence (and not the well-established Aerospace Industries Organisation, builder of Iran's surface-to-surface guided weapons).
Qased (Persian: قاصد, meaning "Messenger") is a 2000-pound (900 kg) Iranian developed smart bomb.
Raad or Ra'd (رعد, meaning "thunder") is an Iranian aerial defence system deployed in September 2012.
Raad is an Iranian heavy anti-ship missile with the range of 360 km.
Raad-2 ("Thunder-2") is an Iranian self-propelled howitzer.
Rakhsh is a lightweight Iranian 4x4 cross-country APC developed and produced by DIO's Shahid Kolah Dooz Industrial Complex and named after Rakhsh, the mythical horse of Rostam in Shahnama.
This article tackes the ranks and insignia of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is divided into three forces.
Ravansar and Sanandaj police station attacks were staged by PJAK militants on April 24 and 25, 2009, targeting Iranian police stations in Ravansar, Kermanshah province and Sanandaj, Kordestan province.
The Razmgah Kammando of Iran (Persian: رزمگاه کماندو ایران) also known as Razmgah-e Kommando-ye Iran which is the sport-culture organization of the first Iranian epic and martial art was founded by Abdolhamid Bagherian Jamnani (nicknamed Yekita), in Feb 1984.
RBS 70 (Robotsystem 70, "robot" meaning "missile" in this context in Swedish) is a man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) designed for anti-aircraft warfare in all climate zones and with little to no support from other forces.
Sir Reader William Bullard (5 December 1885 – 24 May 1976) was a British diplomat and author.
The Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War began in September 2015, after an official request by the Syrian government for military aid against rebel and jihadist groups.
The Saegheh ("Lightning" or "Thunder" in Persian) (also spelled Saegre, Saeghe, Saeqeh, etc) refers to at least six completely separate Iranian weapons systems: a RPG warhead, an anti-tank guided missile family, a surface-to-surface rocket, a target drone family, an air-to-air missile and a claimed stealth UAV.
The Saegheh 40 mm anti-personnel rocket was developed to extend the utility of the RPG-7 portable rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) in service with the Iranian forces.
The Salahuddin Campaign was a military conflict in the Saladin Governorate (Salahuddin Governorate), located in north-central Iraq, involving various factions (both internal & external) fighting against a single common enemy, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Sarir or Tala'iye is an Iranian 4x4 cross-country APC developed and produced by DIO's Shahid Kolah Dooz industrial complex.
The Sayyad AFV is an Iranian light, multi-purpose, tracked armored vehicle, sometimes described as a "quick reaction tank".
(also known as) is a Kurdish party from Iranian Kurdistan.
Sejil, or Sejjil, (سجیل, a Quranic word meaning "baked clay", see Surat al-Fil) is a family of Iranian solid-fueled medium range ballistic missiles.
September 2006 Sardasht incident or the September 2006 Iran–Iraq cross-border raid was a military operation on Iran–Iraqi Kurdistan border, in which at least 30 Kurdish militants of the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) were allegedly killed by Iranian security forces and 40 injured.
Sergey or Sergo Kavtaradze (Georgian: სერგო ქავთარაძე, Sergo Kavtaradze; Russian: Сергей Иванович Кавтарадзе, Sergey Ivanovich Kavtaradze; 15 August 1885 – 17 October 1971) was a Soviet politician and diplomat who briefly served as head of government in the Georgian SSR and as Deputy Prosecutor General of the Soviet Union.
The Shahab-1 (Persian: Ŝahāb 1, meaning "Meteor-1") was the foundation of the long-range Iranian missile program.
The Shahab-2 (Persian: Ŝahāb 2, meaning "Meteor-2") is the successor to the Iranian Shahab-1 missile.
The Shahab-3 (Ŝahāb 3; shahâb means "meteor") is a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) developed by Iran and based on the North Korean Nodong-1.
Shahab-5 is an alleged Iranian long-range ballistic missile.
Shahab-6 (Toqyān) is the designation of an alleged and possibly fictional Iranian long-range ballistic missile project.
Shaher is an Iranian-made 14.5mm anti-materiel sniper rifle capable of penetrating concrete strongholds, armored vehicles and helicopters.
The Siege of al-Fu'ah and Kefriya is an ongoing siege of the towns of al-Fu'ah and Kafriya in the Idlib Governorate, during the Syrian Civil War.
Sir Fitzroy Hew Royle Maclean, 1st Baronet, (11 March 1911 – 15 June 1996) was a Scottish soldier, writer and politician.
Social Security Organization (SSO) is a social insurer organization in Iran which provides coverage of wage-earners and salaried workers as well as voluntary coverage of self-employed persons.
The Soviet–Afghan War lasted over nine years, from December 1979 to February 1989.
This is a list of special forces units in Iranian Armed Forces and police.
The Supreme Leader of Iran (rahbar-e mo'azzam-e irān), also called the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution (رهبر معظم انقلاب اسلامی), officially in Iran, called the Supreme Leadership Authority (مقام معظم رهبری), is the head of state and highest ranking political and religious authority in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Targeted killing is defined as a form of assassination based on the presumption of criminal guilt.
The fiscal year begins on March 21 and ends on March 20 of the next year according to Iranian calendar.
Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport (فرودگاه بینالمللی امام خمینی), is the primary international airport of Tehran, the capital city of Iran, located 30 kilometers southwest of Tehran, near the localities of Robat Karim and Eslamshahr and spread over an area of 13,500 hectares of land.
Theocracy is a form of government in which a deity is the source from which all authority derives.
This is the timeline of the nuclear program of Iran.
The TL-10 (Tian Long - 10) or Sky Dragon (天龙) - 10 is a light anti-ship missile unveiled in the Zhuhai Airshow in 2004 in China, and it is the Chinese equivalent of the French MM-15TT / AS-15TT light anti-ship missile developed by Aérospatiale.
The TL-6 (Tian Long - 6) or Sky Dragon - 6 is a light anti-ship missile.
The Tondar-69 is a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) originating in China and operated by the armed forces of Iran.
The Toophan (طوفان "Storm", rarely Toofan) is an Iranian SACLOS anti-tank guided missile reverse-engineered from the American BGM-71 TOW missile.
An unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), also known as a combat drone or simply a drone, is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that usually carries aircraft ordnance such as missiles and is used for drone strikes.
USS Tang (SS/AGSS-563), the lead ship of her class was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the tang.
USS Towers (DDG-9) was a ''Charles F. Adams''-class guided missile destroyer of the United States Navy notable for action in the Vietnam War.
The Wagner Group (Grupa Vagnera), also known as PMC Wagner, ChVK Wagner, or CHVK Vagner (ChVK Vagner), is a Russian paramilitary organisation.
The War of the Cities was five series of air raids, missile attacks and artillery shellings on major cities and urban areas initiated by Saddam Hussein's Iraqi Air Force, with the aim of disrupting the morale of Iran during the Iran–Iraq War.
Ya Zahra (Persian: یا زهراء, O Zahra) is an air defence system designed by Iranian engineers.
Yadollah Javani is a Brigadier and the head of the political bureau of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution or Iranian Revolutionary Guard, the powerful and influential branch of Iran's military, founded after the Iranian revolution.
Zelzal (زلزال-۱, meaning "Earthquake") is a series of artillery rockets developed by Iran.
Zelzal-1 (زلزال-۱, meaning "Earthquake-1") is an Iranian-made heavy artillery rocket with an estimated range of 160 km.
Zelzal-2 (Persian: زلزال-۲, meaning "Earthquake") is an Iranian unguided long-range artillery rocket.
Zelzal-3 (زلزال-۳, meaning "earthquake") is an Iranian-made solid propellant unguided artillery rocket with a range of 200 km.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (5 January 1928 – 4 April 1979) was a Pakistani politician who served as the 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1973 to 1977, and prior to that as the 4th President of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973.
1926 Simko Shikak revolt refers to a short-timed Kurdish uprising against the Pahlavi dynasty of Iran in 1926, led by Kurdish chieftain Simko Shikak from Shikak tribe.
1st Marine Imam Hossein Brigade (تیپ یکم تفنگداران دریایی امام حسین) is a marines brigade of Islamic Republic of Iran Navy based in Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan.
The 2002 Bou'in-Zahra earthquake (also known as the 2002 Avaj earthquake or the 2002 Changureh earthquake) occurred on 22 June 2002.
2007 West Azernaijan clashes were a series of armed clashes between Iranian sucurity forces and the Kurdish insurgent group PJAK in Iran's West Azerbaijan province.
On 11 October 2011, United States officials alleged there was a plot tied to the Iranian government to assassinate Saudi ambassador Adel al-Jubeir in the United States.
2011 Iran–Iraq cross-border raids were a series of operations, performed by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), against the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK), a Kurdish rebel group.
Nour Ahmad Nikbakht, an administrative staff member of the Iranian Embassy in Sana'a, Yemen, was kidnapped by al-Qaeda group at the Yemeni capital on July 2013.
The 2016 Southern Aleppo campaign was a series of military operations that started on 1 April when the Islamist rebel coalition Army of Conquest, led by the al-Nusra Front, launched a surprise offensive south of Aleppo.
On January 12, 2016, two United States Navy riverine command boats were seized by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy after they entered Iranian territorial waters near Iran's Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf.
Notable spaceflight activities in 2017 included the maiden flight of India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (also called LVM3) on 5 June and the first suborbital test of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket, inaugurating the Mahia spaceport in New Zealand.
The 2A28 Grom is the main armament of the BMP-1 and BMD-1 infantry fighting vehicles.
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