Saturday, December 5, 2009

US Naval Intelligence Report: Iran's Naval Forces

A new report (pdf) from the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence describes the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN); their history, order of battle, strategic options and favored tactics. Available here.


Anonymous said...

Hi Mark,

Wasn't this already posted in your reading list? I thought I found it there last week.

Do you know anything about the larger 'blue water' ships and submarines the IRIN is said to be building?


Mark Pyruz said...

Hi Masoud,
Sorry I'm getting to this so late. No, I've just included this post and link to the reading list. It should be noted that this new report borrows heavily from previous articles of Fariborz Haghshenass.

I'll post more about shipbuilding for the IRIN in a future post.