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Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (2023)


Current Active Inventory: 66 Fleet Units


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Last Updated: 11/06/2022 | © www.WDMMW.org


The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (2023). The service currently counts 66 total units in its active naval inventory. This total includes frontline commissioned vessels but excludes smaller patrol vessels, auxiliary / survey ships, replenishment, and historical ceremonial types. The WDMMW review takes into account specific categories of warships covering attack, defense, and general support designs. Inventory numbers and related unit types are provided as-is and derived from publically-available information / sources. "On Order" totals found at the bottom of this article are related to any future hulls currently under procurement/construction though said hulls may not be delivered for service in the current year for various reasons.


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Total Units: 66
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TvR:
50.3
True Value Rating takes into account current strengths/weaknesses, matched against the highest-rated service (the USN yields a top rating of 323.9).
Global Rank:
18/35
A total of 35 naval services from 35 nations currently tracked. Current Ranking.
FORCE CONCENTRATION:

Carriers: 0 units
Submarines: 25 units
Fleet Core: 31 units
Amphib Asslt: 10 units
FORCE BALANCE:

FAIR

Fleet focuses on a portion of basic requirements though generally lacking in key areas.
SUPPLIERS:
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HULL PREFIX:
"IRS"
ESTABLISHED:
1923
100 yrs ago
as the "Imperial Iranian Navy"
MEDIAN HULL AGE:
32.6
Years
HULL AGE VISUALIZATION


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Unit Age Color Key




0 to 15 yrs

16 to 25 yrs

26 to 30 yrs

>30 yrs


Age plays a vital role in the life of any warship as hulls and various onboard technologies are pushed to the limit, ultimately exposed to the corrosive and generally unforgiving effects of life at sea. Such degradation often leads to modernizations, refits, or outright retirement. Our color gauge attempts to showcase a vessel's current state within the fleet, helping to detail those outgoing vessels against those at the midway point of their service or those just having been commissioned.




Submarines (25)


Hulls developed for undersea/submersible operation; nuclear-powered or conventionally-powered.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
31yrs
Taregh
901
Kilo-class
30yrs
Nooh
902
Kilo-class
27yrs
Yunes
903
Kilo-class
4yrs
Fateh
920
Fateh-class
16yrs
Ghadir (Midget)
20 Boats
Ghadir-class
17yrs
Nahang (Midget)
1 Boat
Ghadir-class

Total Units: 25 (38%)




Frigates (7)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than Destroyers, though larger than corvettes, having Blue Water capabilities.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
52yrs
Alvand
71
Alvand-class
52yrs
Alborz
72
Alvand-class
51yrs
Sabalan
73
Alvand-class
13yrs
Jamaran
76
Moudge-class
8yrs
Damavand
77
Moudge-class
5yrs
Sahand
74
Moudge-class
2yrs
Dena
75
Moudge-class

Total Units: 7 (11%)




Corvettes (3)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than frigates but larger than OPVs, capable of operating independently or as part of the main fighting fleet.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
59yrs
Bayandor
81
Bayandor-class
59yrs
Naghdi
82
Bayandor-class
25yrs
Hamzeh
802
Hamzeh-class

Total Units: 3 (5%)




Offshore Patrol Vessels (21)


Hulls defined as OPVs and outfitted for the purpose of close-to-shore defense / deterrence.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
46yrs
Kaman
P221
Kaman-class
46yrs
Xoubin
P222
Kaman-class
45yrs
Khadang
P223
Kaman-class
45yrs
Falakhon
P226
Kaman-class
45yrs
Shamshir
P227
Kaman-class
45yrs
Gorz
P228
Kaman-class
45yrs
Gardouneh
P229
Kaman-class
42yrs
Khanjar
P230
Kaman-class
42yrs
Neyzeh
P231
Kaman-class
42yrs
Tabarzin
P232
Kaman-class
20yrs
Paykan
P224
Sina-class
17yrs
Joshan
P225
Sina-class
14yrs
Derafsh
P233
Sina-class
6yrs
Separ
P234
Sina-class
2yrs
Zereh
P235
Sina-class
67yrs
Kaivan
2001
Kaivan-class
66yrs
Tiran
202
Kaivan-class
64yrs
Mahan
204
Kaivan-class
56yrs
Parvin
211
Parvin-class
54yrs
Bahram
212
Parvin-class
53yrs
Nahid
213
Parvin-class

Total Units: 21 (32%)




Amphibious Assault (10)


Hulls designed specifically for the support of amphibious-minded, offshore / close-to-shore operations.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
49yrs
Hengam
511
Hengam-class
49yrs
Larak
512
Hengam-class
38yrs
Tonb
513
Hengam-class
38yrs
Lavan
514
Hengam-class
25yrs
Fouque
101
Karbala-class
24yrs
Qeshm
504
Karbala-class
23yrs
Hormoz
505
Karbala-class
23yrs
Farour
506
Karbala-class
21yrs
Ship
507
Karbala-class
19yrs
Ship
508
Karbala-class

Total Units: 10 (15%)




On Order (9)


Hulls set to be delivered in the current procurement year or in subsequent year(s).

Unnamed Boat
Fleet Submarine
Unnamed Boat
Fleet Submarine
Unnamed Boat
Fleet Submarine
Unnamed Boat
Fleet Submarine
Unnamed Boat
Fleet Submarine
Unnamed Boat
Fleet Submarine
Unnamed Boat
Fleet Submarine
Unnamed Boat
Fleet Submarine
Unnamed Boat
Fleet Submarine

Total Units: 9


On Order Commitment: 9 Units



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