World Air Force News - Iran
|First stage of massive Iranian air force drills ends in Northwestern Iran.|
The 10-day exercises, called 'Defenders of the Skies of Velayat 3', started in Northwestern Iran on Tuesday. In the initial stage of the war game, Air Force planes transported military personnel and equipment from nine air bases of the Iranian Air Force to the Northwest of the country, where the main stages of the aerial maneuvers take place.
Iranian Air Force Mig-29 fighter aircraft
Different plane equipments, ammunitions and tactics will go under test in four phases during the 10-day exercises. "During the ten-day war game, equipment, tactics, and ammunition of fighter jets will be tested in four stages," Air Force Deputy Commander for Air Operations Brigadier General Mohammad Alavi announced during a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday.
Alavi added that Air Force transport planes will also carry out various operations including airlifting and carrying military equipment and airborne troops.
An array of fighter jets, fighter bombers, cargo and transportation planes, including F-4, F-5, Sukhoi SU-24 fighter-bombers, Mig-29 and the logistic C-130 planes, will be used in the exercises.
Iranian fighter jets, including Saeqeh (thunderbolt), will carry out hundreds of sorties during the wargames and will drop high-tonnage smart and precision-guided bombs on mock targets.
Iranian Air Force Saeqeh single-seater fighter aircraft
has recently made good progress in the air industry and has succeeded
in gaining the technical know-how for producing stealth aircraft and drones.
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