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
Formed 22 August 1989
Jurisdiction Islamic Republic of Iran
Headquarters Tehran, 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[edit]

Since 1979 Revolution
# Rank Name Time in office Service branch
1 Cdre. Ahmad Madani 1979 Army (Navy)
2 Brig. Gen. Taghi Riahi 1979 Army (Ground Force)
3 None Mostafa Chamran 1979–1980 Irregular Warfare Headquarters
4 Col. Javad Fakoori 1980–1981 Army (Air Force)
5 Col. Mousa Namjoo 1981 Army (Ground Force)
6 Col. Mohammad Salimi 1981–1984 Army (Ground Force)
Col. Mohammad-Reza Rahimi 1984–1985 Army (Ground Force)
7 Col. Mohammad Hossein Jalali 1985–1989 Army (Army Aviation)
8 None Akbar Torkan 1989–1993 Civilian
9 None Mohammad Forouzandeh 1993–1997 Revolutionary Guards
10 Cdre. Ali Shamkhani 1997–2005 Revolutionary Guards (Navy)
11 Brig. Gen. Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar 2005–2009 Revolutionary Guards (Ground Force)
12 Brig. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi 2009–2013 Revolutionary Guards (Ground Force)
13 Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan 2013–2017 Revolutionary Guards (Air Force)
14 Brig. Gen. Amir Hatami 2017–present Army (Ground Force)

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 2016-11-22. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 

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