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Iranian Army
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The Iranian Army is the national army of Iran. ... Image File history File links Artesh_Logo. ... The Iranian Army is the national army of Iran. ... // Introduction From 1925 to the Iranian Revolution in 1979, Iran used to be equipped with the very latest Western hardware. ...


Introduction

This article will only consider military equipment in use since 1950.


From 1925 to the Iranian Revolution in 1979, Iran used to be equiped with the very latest Western hardware. Cases exist where Iran was supplied with equipment even before it was made standard in the countries that developed it (for example the US F-14 Tomcat, or the British Chieftain Tank). The Iran-Iraq War, and post revolutionary sanctions at the time had a dramatic effect on Iran's inventory of western equipment. Under the pressures of war all supplies were quickly exausted and replacements became increasingly difficult to come by. Despite severe concerns regarding quality and effective design, the war eventually forced Iran to turn towards the Soviet Union and China to meet it's short term millitary requirements. Nevertheless, the experience of using advanced and high quality western equipment was not lost on any of the branches of the Iranian armed forces. Severely disapointed with the inferior Russian and eastern equipment, Iran sought to develop it's own indigions ability to mirror the high technology of the west and to provide a totally reliable source of equipment for the future. Protestors take to the street in support of Ayatollah Khomeini. ... An F-14 Tomcat The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a United States Navy supersonic, twin-engine, variable sweep wing, two-seat strike fighter. ... Combatants Iran Iraq Commanders Strength Casualties Est. ...


Initial developments in every field of military technology were carried out with the technical support of Russia, China, and North Korea to lay the foundations for future industries. Iranian reliance on these countries has rapidly decreased over the last decade in most sectors where Iran has sought to work in total independence, however in some sectors such as the Aerospace sector Iran is still greatly reliant on any external help. At present, Iran has developed an uncanny ability to reverse engineer existing foreign hardware, improve it to it's own requirements and then manufacture the finished product. Examples of this are the Boragh and the IAMI_Azarakhsh. The IAMI Azarakhsh (Persian: آذرخش, lightning) is Irans fist domestically manufactured combat aircraft. ...


Hardware

Tanks

Armoured Personel Carriers

Helicopters

Recent Wars

Combatants Iran Iraq Commanders Strength Casualties Est. ...

See also

The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy is the naval force of Iran. ... Markings of the IRIAF The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) is the aviation branch of the Iranian armed forces. ...

External links

Military of Iran Flag of Iran
Iranian Navy | Iranian Army | Iranian Air Force | Sepah

 
 

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