|Headquarters Tehran, Iran||Website aja.ir|
|Motto Arabic: وَإِنَّ جُنْدنَا لَهُمْ الْغَالِبُونَ "And Our Soldiers, They Verily Would Be The Victors." Persian: همه برای یکی، یکی برای همه، همه برای ایرانAll for one, One for all, All for IranPersian: ارتش فدای ملت، ارتش برای ملت Army Sacrificed for the Nation, Army For the Nation|
Founded Early 1st millennium BC; c. 3000 years ago (first archeologically documented army)1921; 96 years ago (1921) (first unified army in modern history)
Current form 1979; 38 years ago (1979) (Islamic Republic)
Service branches Joint Staff (SEMAJA) Ground Forces (NEZAJA) Air Force (NAHAJA) Navy (NEDAJA) Air Defense Base (PADAJA)
Similar Islamic Republic of Iran Navy , Islamic Republic of Iran Navy Aviation , Islamic Republic of Iran Army Aviation
The Islamic Republic of Iran Army (Persian: ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران) acronymed AJA (Persian: آجا), simply known as the Iranian Army or Artesh (Persian: ارتش Arteš), is the "conventional military of Iran" and part of Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The army is tasked to protect the territorial integrity of the Iranian state from external and internal threats and to project power. Artesh has its own Joint Staff which coordinates its four separate service branches: Ground Forces, Air Force, Navy and the newly established Air Defense Base.
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Islamic Republic of Iran Army Day
The Iranian government makes a show of military force on Iran Army Day with parades every 18 April, often demonstrating new defense technologies.
The former Supreme Leader of Iran, Ruhollah Khomeini named 18 April as Army Day, calling for military parades to exhibit the nation's military preparedness. The Iranian military honors the country's National Army Day by annual military parading in many cities of Iran every 18th day of April. The biggest march is held in front of the mausoleum of Ruhollah Khomeini.