Armed Forces Overviews
Iran - IRGCAF
Iran - IRGCAF
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Air Force
The defection of large quantities of aircraft from Iraq to Iran, yielded Su-22M-4K and Su-22UM-3K aircraft that were introduced in the service after the Su-25K and Su-25UBK were returned to Iraq during 2014.
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
Ahwaz (OIAW)
Rwy: 12/30
Pos: 31°20'14"N 048°45'43"E
Elev: 64 ft
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Helicopter sq (det.) Mi-17/171
The sole Mi-17/171 detached here belongs to Helicopter sq at Shiraz.

Bandar Abbas/Intl (OIKB)
Rwy: 03L/21R, 03R/21L
Pos: 27°13'08"N 056°22'37"E
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9th Tactical Air Base
Support sq (det.) Y-12-II (~1)
The sole Y-12-II detached here belongs to Support sq at Shiraz.

Bushehr/Yassini (OIBB)
Rwy: 13L/31R, 13R/31L
Pos: 28°56'37"N 050°50'09"E
Elev: 112 ft
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6th Tactical Air Base
Support sq (det.) Y-12-II
The sole Y-12-II detached here belongs to Support sq at Shiraz.

Ten Harbin Y-12 Panda light transport aircraft were delivered by China.
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
Esfahan/Badr AB (OIFP)
Rwy: 08/26
Pos: 32°37'16"N 051°41'48"E
Elev: 5240 ft
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Training sq O-2A (~2)
EMB312A? (unkn.)

Fifteen EMB312A Tucano advanced trainers were delivered to the Republican Guard.
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn
Fath (OIIF)
Rwy: 13R/31L
Pos: 35°42'42"N 050°56'04"E
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Helicopter Transport sq Mi-17/171 (11)
Bell 214A (1)
AB205A (5)
Attack Helicopter sq AH-1J TOW Tiztak 2091 (~12)
AH-1J TOW (1)
AH-1J (2)
Training & Recce Helicopter sq AB206B (~5)
Shahed 274 (1)
Shahed 278 (3)
Schweizer 300 (5)
This small helipad is located in the vicinty of a huge military terrain c/q shooting-range.

Mashhad/Shahid Hashemi Nejad (OIMM)
Rwy: 14L/32R, 14R/32L, 14/32H
Pos: 36°14'07"N 059°38'28"E
Elev: 3270 ft
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14th Tactical Air Base
Transport sq (det.) An-74T-200
An-74TK-200
Il-76MD/TD
The aircraft detached here belong to the Transport sq at Qadr (Tehran Mehrabad).

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Air Force (IRGCAF) operates a number of Mil Mi-171's. This one sports a VIP-Transport colour scheme.
Photo: Mahdi Jalali
Nasr (OIFK)
Rwy: 11/29
Pos: 33°53'44"N 051°34'30"E
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Training sq MFI-17 Mushshak (8)

Shiraz/Shahid Dastghaib Intl (OISS)
Rwy: 11L/29R, 11R/29L
Pos: 29°32'22"N 052°35'22"E
Elev: 4920 ft
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7th Tactical Air Base
Fighter sq Su-22UM-3K (8)
Su-22M4 (4)
Training sq EMB312A (~10)
Support sq Y-12-II (7)
Helicopter sq Mi-17/171 (2)
AB206A (~5)
Shiraz can be considered as the main operating base of the IRGCAF.
The Su-25K (7) and Su-25UBK (3) of Fighter Squadron were all transferred back to the Iraqi Air Force in 2014. They were replaced by (ex-Iraqi...) Su-22M4 and Su-22UM-3K.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Air Force (IRGCAF) operates some An-74T(K)-200 aircraft.
Photo: Sam Chui
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
Transport sq An-74T-200 (7)
An-74TK-200 (4)
Il-76MD/TD (3)
VIP sq Falcon 20E (1)
Support sq Y-12-II (1)
Helicopter Transport sq Mi-17/171 (1)
The IRGCAF facilities are also known as Qadr Air Base.

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