Iranian Naval Forces: A Tale of Two Navies

Iranian Naval Forces: A Tale of Two Navies
Title:
Iranian Naval Forces: A Tale of Two Navies
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Format:
Paperback
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Low stock
GPO Stock Number:
008-000-01257-1
ISBN:
9780160939686
Description

In 2007, a major shift in Iran’s military strategy affected Iran’s two navies. Likely influenced by military conflicts on its borders and by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN)’s growth into a legitimate asymmetric naval force, Iran reorganized its naval forces and assigned them to geographic regions. The IRGCN with sole responsibility for the Persian Gulf and the Iran Navy (IRIN) responsibility for the Gulf of Oman and the Caspian Sea. Both services share responsibility in the Strait of Hormuz. The reorganization provided opportunities for opening new bases and the movement of assets to align with their respective responsibilities.

Now, nearly ten years following the naval reorganization, there is a marked difference between the Regular Navy and the IRGC Navy in strategy, mission, and force composition. A closer look at this tale of two navies is contained within this publication.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary 5

INTRODUCTION A Brief History of Iran’s Naval Forces 7

CHAPTER 1 Organization, Leadership and Personnel 13

CHAPTER 2 Naval Strategy, Doctrine and Missions 21

CHAPTER 3 Naval Capabilities 27

CHAPTER 4 Training, Operations and Exercises 37

Outlook 42

Audience

Military naval strategists, analysts, naval hisroians, Gulf Region historians and startegists, U.S. and foreign naval intelligence and strategic analysts, Iranian history and military college professors and students.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$13.00
International Price:
$18.20
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Navy, Office of Naval Intelligence
Key Phrases:
  • Iran, Armed Forces
  • Sea-power, Iran
  • Iran, Military policy
  • Military education, Iran
  • Warships, Iran
Weight:
0.5625
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
06/21/2017
Last Status Update:
03/22/2019
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