Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics (Iran)

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Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics
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Formed22 August 1989
JurisdictionCabinet of Iran
HeadquartersTehran, Iran
Minister responsible
Websitehttp://www.mod.ir/

The Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL; Persian: وزارت دفاع و پشتیبانی نیروهای مسلح‎, Vâzart-e Dâfa'-e vâ Peshteybani-ye Nirvâhai-ye Mislâh) is the defence ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran, part of the Cabinet of Iran. It reports to the President of Iran. It was 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]

History[edit]

In August 2018, the Iranian Ministry of Defense declared it had unloaded its shares in Wagon Pars and Iran Airtour.[3] In November 2020, the head of the Research and Innovation Organisation of the defence ministry, the nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated in an ambush near Tehran.[4]

Subordinates[edit]

Iranian military industry, under the command of Ministry of Defence, is composed of the following main components:[5]

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, hovercraft, submarines, etc.
Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND) Defense related research and development.
National Geographical Organization of Iran Matters related to military maps, national borders and geographical services required by the Armed Forces.

The ministry's educational institution is Malek-Ashtar University of Technology.

Ministers of Defence since 1979[edit]

No. Portrait Minister Took office Left office Time in office Defence branch
1
Ahmad Madani
Madani, AhmadCommodore
Ahmad Madani
(1929–2006)
22 February 19792 March 19798 daysSeal of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army.svg
Army
(Navy)
2
Taghi Riahi
Riahi, TaghiBrigadier General
Taghi Riahi
(1911–1989)
2 March 197918 September 1979200 daysSeal of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army.svg
Army
(Ground Forces)
3
Mostafa Chamran
Chamran, MostafaMostafa Chamran
(1932–1981)
30 September 197910 September 1980346 daysIWH
4
Javad Fakoori
Fakoori, JavadColonel
Javad Fakoori
(1936–1981)
10 September 198017 August 1981341 daysSeal of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army.svg
Army
(Air Force)
5
Mousa Namjoo
Namjoo, MousaColonel
Mousa Namjoo
(1938–1981)
17 August 198129 September 198143 daysSeal of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army.svg
Army
(Ground Forces)
6
Mohammad Salimi
Salimi, MohammadColonel
Mohammad Salimi
(1937–2016)
2 November 198116 August 19842 years, 288 daysSeal of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army.svg
Army
(Ground Forces)
Mohammad-Reza Rahimi
Rahimi, Mohammad-RezaColonel
Mohammad-Reza Rahimi
Acting
16 August 198422 October 19851 year, 67 daysSeal of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army.svg
Army
(Ground Forces)
7
Mohammad Hossein Jalali
Jalali, Mohammad HosseinColonel
Mohammad Hossein Jalali
28 October 198521 August 19893 years, 297 daysSeal of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army.svg
Army
(Army Aviation)
8
Akbar Torkan
Torkan, AkbarAkbar Torkan
(1952–2021)
21 August 198920 August 19933 years, 364 daysnone
9
Mohammad Forouzandeh
Forouzandeh, MohammadMohammad Forouzandeh
(born 1960)
16 August 199320 August 19974 years, 4 daysSeal of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution.svg
IRGC
10
Ali Shamkhani
Shamkhani, AliRear Admiral
Ali Shamkhani
(born 1955)
20 August 199724 August 20058 years, 4 daysSeal of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution.svg
IRGC
(Navy)
Seal of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army.svg
Army
(Navy)
11
Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar
Mohammad-Najjar, MostafaBrigadier General
Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar
(born 1956)
9 August 20059 August 20094 years, 0 daysSeal of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution.svg
IRGC
(Ground Forces)
12
Ahmad Vahidi
Vahidi, AhmadBrigadier General
Ahmad Vahidi
(born 1958)
3 September 200915 August 20133 years, 346 daysSeal of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution.svg
IRGC
(Quds Force)
13
Hossein Dehghan
Dehghan, HosseinBrigadier General
Hossein Dehghan
(born 1957)
15 August 201320 August 20174 years, 5 daysSeal of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution.svg
IRGC
(Aerospace Force)
14
Amir Hatami
Hatami, AmirBrigadier General
Amir Hatami
(born c. 1965/1966)
20 August 2017Incumbent3 years, 295 daysSeal of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army.svg
Army
(Ground Forces)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Iran Defense Ministry Claims It Has Divested From Civilian Businesses, Radiofarda.com, 27 August 2018
  4. ^ Top Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated near Tehran, Aljazeera.com, 27 November 2020
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 November 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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