Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.5
By Khalid Kazimov –- Trend:
Iranian Air Force has launched a series of drills to show off its power.
The drills are held in an area of 400,000 square kilometers in the central Iranian province of Isfahan, Iran Air Force Deputy Commander Alireza Barkhor said.
He said that the forces from Iran’s north, northwest, south, and three central air bases will attend the drills, ISNA news agency reported Sept. 5.
Barkhor pointed out that electronic warfare will also be included in these series of exercises.
During the war game, real weapons will be used and flying radars, as well as special ground radars will be used, he added.
Reconnaissance aircraft, fighters, logistic planes, unmanned aerial vehicles, etc. are used in these exercises.
Sukhoi-24, F4, F14, MIG-29, C-130 are among the aircraft used in these exercises.
Under international restrictions, Iran has used domestic talents to improve its military power, frequently unveiling new products.
Iran recently indigenized the missile system Talash by removing the Russian S-200 missiles from it and replacing them with homemade Sayyad-3 missiles.
The country’s most recent air defense system is Talash-3, unveiled August 29 by Commander of the Khatam ul-Anbiya Air Defense Base Farzad Esmaili.
Barkhor further pointed to Iran’s aerospace security and said the Air Force will not hesitate in giving decisive response to anyone who would trespass Iran’s aerial borders.
Last December, Esmaili said that Iran had warned the US U-2 Drone and the country's missile systems were ready to shoot the intruding aircraft, but the drone returned outright after getting the warning signals.
Last year Iran downed a drone which it said belonged to Israel. Before that it caught unharmed another drone belonging to the US.
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