Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics (Iran)

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Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics
Flag of the Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics of Iran.svg
Flag of Ministry of Defense
Agency overview
Formed22 August 1989
JurisdictionIslamic Republic of Iran
HeadquartersTehran, Iran
Minister responsible

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]


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[edit]

No. Minister Took office Left office Time in office Defence branch
Ahmad Madani
Madani, AhmadCommodore
Ahmad Madani
22 February 19792 March 19798 daysArmy
Taghi Riahi
Riahi, TaghiBrigadier General
Taghi Riahi
2 March 197918 September 1979200 daysArmy
(Ground Forces)
Mostafa Chamran
Chamran, MostafaMostafa Chamran
29 September 197929 October 19801 year, 30 daysIWH
Javad Fakoori
Fakoori, JavadColonel
Javad Fakoori
12 August 198029 September 19811 year, 48 daysArmy
(Air Force)
Mousa Namjoo
Namjoo, MousaColonel
Mousa Namjoo
2 September 198129 September 198127 daysArmy
(Ground Forces)
Mohammad Salimi
Salimi, MohammadColonel
Mohammad Salimi
2 November 198116 August 19842 years, 288 daysArmy
(Ground Forces)
Mohammad-Reza Rahimi
Rahimi, Mohammad-RezaColonel
Mohammad-Reza Rahimi
16 August 198422 October 19851 year, 67 daysArmy
(Ground Forces)
Mohammad Hossein Jalali
Jalali, Mohammad HosseinColonel
Mohammad Hossein Jalali
28 October 198521 August 19893 years, 297 daysArmy
(Army Aviation)
Akbar Torkan
Torkan, AkbarAkbar Torkan
(born 1952)
21 August 198920 August 19933 years, 364 daysCivilian
Mohammad Forouzandeh
Forouzandeh, MohammadMohammad Forouzandeh
(born 1960)
16 August 199320 August 19974 years, 4 daysIRGC
Ali Shamkhani
Shamkhani, AliRear Admiral
Ali Shamkhani
(born 1955)
20 August 199724 August 20058 years, 4 daysIRGC
Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar
Mohammad-Najjar, MostafaBrigadier General
Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar
(born 1956)
9 August 20059 August 20094 years, 0 daysIRGC
(Ground Forces)
Ahmad Vahidi
Vahidi, AhmadBrigadier General
Ahmad Vahidi
(born 1958)
3 September 200915 August 20133 years, 346 daysIRGC
(Ground Forces)
Hossein Dehghan
Dehghan, HosseinBrigadier General
Hossein Dehghan
(born 1957)
15 August 201320 August 20174 years, 5 daysIRGC
(Aerospace Force)
Amir Hatami
Hatami, AmirBrigadier General
Amir Hatami
(born c. 1965/1966)
20 August 2017Incumbent2 years, 111 daysArmy
(Ground Forces)

See also[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. ^ "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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