Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics (Iran)

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Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics
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Flag of Ministry of Defense
Agency overview
Formed 22 August 1989
Jurisdiction Islamic Republic of Iran
Headquarters Tehran, Iran
Minister responsible
Website http://www.mod.ir/

The Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL; Persian: وزارت دفاع و پشتیبانی نیروهای مسلح‎) is the defence ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran, reestablished in 1989.

The ministry is responsible for planning, logistics and funding of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, while the General Staff, a separate institution under command of the supreme leader of Iran, has control over the forces.[1] The ministry is considered one of the three "sovereign" ministerial bodies of Iran due to nature of its work at home and abroad.[2]

Subordinates

Iran's military industry, under the command of Iran's Ministry of Defense, is composed of the following main components:[3]

Organization Field of activity
Iran Electronics Industries (SAIRAN) Electronics, communications, e-warfare, radars, satellites, etc.
Defense Industries Organization (SASAD) 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.

Ministers of Defence since 1979

Minister Took office Left office Time in office Defence branch
1
Ahmad Madani
Madani, AhmadCommodore
Ahmad Madani
(1929–2006)
22 February 1979 2 March 1979 8 days Army
(Navy)
2
Taghi Riahi
Riahi, TaghiBrigadier General
Taghi Riahi
(1911–1989)
2 March 1979 18 September 1979 200 days Army
(Ground Forces)
3
Mostafa Chamran
Chamran, MostafaMostafa Chamran
(1932–1981)
29 September 1979 29 October 1980 1 year, 30 days IWH
4
Javad Fakoori
Fakoori, JavadColonel
Javad Fakoori
(1936–1981)
12 August 1980 29 September 1981 1 year, 48 days Army
(Air Force)
5
Mousa Namjoo
Namjoo, MousaColonel
Mousa Namjoo
(1938–1981)
2 September 1981 29 September 1981 27 days Army
(Ground Forces)
6
Mohammad Salimi
Salimi, MohammadColonel
Mohammad Salimi
(1937–2016)
2 November 1981 16 August 1984 2 years, 288 days Army
(Ground Forces)
-
Mohammad-Reza Rahimi
Rahimi, Mohammad-RezaColonel
Mohammad-Reza Rahimi
Acting
16 August 1984 22 October 1985 1 year, 67 days Army
(Ground Forces)
7
Mohammad Hossein Jalali
Jalali, Mohammad HosseinColonel
Mohammad Hossein Jalali
28 October 1985 21 August 1989 3 years, 297 days Army
(Army Aviation)
8
Akbar Torkan
Torkan, AkbarAkbar Torkan
(born 1952)
21 August 1989 20 August 1993 3 years, 364 days Civilian
9
Mohammad Forouzandeh
Forouzandeh, MohammadMohammad Forouzandeh
(born 1960)
16 August 1993 20 August 1997 4 years, 4 days IRGC
10
Ali Shamkhani
Shamkhani, AliRear Admiral
Ali Shamkhani
(born 1955)
20 August 1997 24 August 2005 8 years, 4 days IRGC
(Navy)
11
Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar
Mohammad-Najjar, MostafaBrigadier General
Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar
(born 1956)
9 August 2005 9 August 2009 4 years, 0 days IRGC
(Ground Forces)
12
Ahmad Vahidi
Vahidi, AhmadBrigadier General
Ahmad Vahidi
(born 1958)
3 September 2009 15 August 2013 3 years, 346 days IRGC
(Ground Forces)
13
Hossein Dehghan
Dehghan, HosseinBrigadier General
Hossein Dehghan
(born 1957)
15 August 2013 20 August 2017 4 years, 5 days IRGC
(Aerospace Force)
14
Amir Hatami
Hatami, AmirBrigadier General
Amir Hatami
(born c. 1965/1966)
20 August 2017 Incumbent 1 year, 117 days Army
(Ground Forces)

See also

References

  1. ^ Forozan, Hesam (2015), The Military in Post-Revolutionary Iran: The Evolution and Roles of the Revolutionary Guards, Routledge, pp. 51–53, ISBN 9781317430742
  2. ^ al Labbad, Mustafa (15 August 2013). "Rouhani's Cabinet Seeks New Balance in Iranian Policies". As Safir. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-11-22. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
  • http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iran/mod.htm
  • Anthony H. Cordesman, Iran's military forces in transition

External links


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