|Country Iran||Type Naval aviation|
|Branch Islamic Republic of Iran Navy|
Similar Islamic Republic of Iran Navy , Islamic Republic of Iran Army , United States Navy
The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy Aviation (IRINA) (Persian: هواپیمایی نیروی دریایی آجا) or Havadarya (Persian: هوادریا) is the air component of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy. It is one of the few air elements in any Persian Gulf navy, and has both fixed-wing aircraft and armed helicopters.
American aircraft types were introduced to the inventory, in the 1960s and 1970s: with European made aircraft comprising the more modern part of the fleet. Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters seem to be focused more on a transport role than actual ASW.
ReferencesIslamic Republic of Iran Navy Aviation Wikipedia
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