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Islamic Republic of Iran Army Aviation (IRIAA)
Esfahan/Badr AB (OIFP)
Rwy: 08/26
Pos: 32°37'16"N 051°41'48"E
Elev: 5240 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Generic Support Base
(1x) Transport sq CH-47C (~20)
(4x) Assault & Transport sq Bell 214A
(1x) Attack sq AH-1J, AH-1J(TOW)
(1x) Training sq AB205A
AB206
AH-1J

Esfahan/Shahid Vatan Pour AB (OIFH)
Rwy: 06/24, 07/25
Pos: 32°34'11"N 051°41'14"E
Elev: 5310 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Central Training School
(2x) Training & Reconnaissance sq AB205A
AB206
(2x) Training & Transport sq CH-47C (~5)

Kerman (OIKK)
Rwy: 05/23, 16/34
Pos: 30°15'41"N 056°57'25"E
Elev: 5736 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
3rd Support & Assault Group
(2x) Assault sq Bell 214A (~30)
(1x) Attack sq AH-1J, AH-1J(TOW) (~10)
(1x) Reconnaissance sq AB206 (~13)

Kermanshah (OICC)
Rwy: 11/29
Pos: 34°20'47"N 047°09'24"E
Elev: 4307 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
1st Support & Assault Group
(2x) Assault sq Bell 214A/B
(1x) Attack sq AH-1J, AH-1J(TOW) (~15)
(1x) Reconnaissance sq AB206

Mashhad/Shahid Hashemi Nejad (OIMM)
Rwy: 14L/32R, 14R/32L, 14/32H
Pos: 36°14'07"N 059°38'28"E
Elev: 3270 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
14th Tactical Air Base
5th Support & Assault Group
(1x) Assault sq Bell 214A (10)
(1x) Attack sq AH-1J (5)
(1x) Reconnaissance sq AB206 (5)

Masjed Suleyman/Shahid Asyaee (OIAI)
Rwy: 14/32
Pos: 32°00'08"N 049°16'14"E
Elev: 1187 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
12th Tactical Air Base
2nd Support & Assault Group
(1x) Assault sq Bell 214A (~10)
(1x) Attack sq AH-1J, AH-1J(TOW) (~10)
(1x) Reconnaissance sq AB206 (~5)

Tehran Ghale-Morghi (OIIG)
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 35°38'41"N 051°22'51"E
Elev: 3750 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Support Group
Transport sq Bell 214A (7)

Tehran-Mehrabad (OIII)
Rwy: 11L/29R, 11R/29L
Pos: 35°41'21"N 051°18'48"E
Elev: 3962 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
1st Tactical Air Base
Aircraft Battalion Command Support
VIP sq Falcon 20F (1)
Support sq RC690
Transport sq F27-400M (1)
F27-600 (1)
The Rockwell Commanders used to be at Ghale Morgi but moved here in 2005.

A small number of Fokker F27 Friendships are still proving their best in IRIAA-service.
Photo: Babak.T-Iranian Spotters
Zahedan (OIZH)
Rwy: 17R/35L
Pos: 29°28'38"N 060°54'20"E
Elev: 4520 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
11th Tactical Air Base
Provisional Support & Assault Group
Assault sq Bell 214A (~3)
Attack sq AH-1J (~3)
Reconnaissance sq AB206 (~1)
The helicopter units are part of the 3rd Support & Assault Group from Keman.

The AH-1J Cobra was supplied in large quantities to the IRIAA. Zahedan is the provisional home to some of these birds from Kerman.
Photo: Ahmad Mahgoli
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