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Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (2022)


Current Active Inventory: 66 Fleet Units


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Last Updated: 12/31/2021 | © www.WDMMW.org


The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (2022). 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.




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:
18/33
A total of 33 naval services from 33 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
99 yrs ago
as the "Imperial Iranian Navy"
MEDIAN HULL AGE:
31.6
Years
HULL AGE VISUALIZATION


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
 
30yrs
Taregh
901
Kilo-class
29yrs
Nooh
902
Kilo-class
26yrs
Yunes
903
Kilo-class
3yrs
Fateh
920
Fateh-class
15yrs
Ghadir (Midget)
20 Boats
Ghadir-class
16yrs
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
 
51yrs
Alvand
71
Alvand-class
51yrs
Alborz
72
Alvand-class
50yrs
Sabalan
73
Alvand-class
12yrs
Jamaran
76
Moudge-class
7yrs
Damavand
77
Moudge-class
4yrs
Sahand
74
Moudge-class
1yrs
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
 
58yrs
Bayandor
81
Bayandor-class
58yrs
Naghdi
82
Bayandor-class
24yrs
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
 
45yrs
Kaman
P221
Kaman-class
45yrs
Xoubin
P222
Kaman-class
44yrs
Khadang
P223
Kaman-class
44yrs
Falakhon
P226
Kaman-class
44yrs
Shamshir
P227
Kaman-class
44yrs
Gorz
P228
Kaman-class
44yrs
Gardouneh
P229
Kaman-class
41yrs
Khanjar
P230
Kaman-class
41yrs
Neyzeh
P231
Kaman-class
41yrs
Tabarzin
P232
Kaman-class
19yrs
Paykan
P224
Sina-class
16yrs
Joshan
P225
Sina-class
13yrs
Derafsh
P233
Sina-class
5yrs
Separ
P234
Sina-class
1yrs
Zereh
P235
Sina-class
66yrs
Kaivan
2001
Kaivan-class
65yrs
Tiran
202
Kaivan-class
63yrs
Mahan
204
Kaivan-class
55yrs
Parvin
211
Parvin-class
53yrs
Bahram
212
Parvin-class
52yrs
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
 
48yrs
Hengam
511
Hengam-class
48yrs
Larak
512
Hengam-class
37yrs
Tonb
513
Hengam-class
37yrs
Lavan
514
Hengam-class
24yrs
Fouque
101
Karbala-class
23yrs
Qeshm
504
Karbala-class
22yrs
Hormoz
505
Karbala-class
22yrs
Farour
506
Karbala-class
20yrs
Ship
507
Karbala-class
18yrs
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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