An Iranian air defense force headquarters was established in 2008. The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Defense Force (IRIADF) was elevated as an independent force under the Artesh (regular military forces) in 2019. It is organized as follows:
16 battalions with MIM-23B I-Hawk/Shahin
4 battalions with S-300PMU2 (NATO: SA-20 Gargoyle)
5 squadrons with FM-80 Crotale, Rapier, S-75M Volkov (SA-2 Guideline),
S-200 Angara (SA-5 Gammon), 9K331 Tor-M1 (SA-15 Gauntlet)
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