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Tag: Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force

IAF to purchase 17 more F-35Is
Iranian intelligence discovered that the Israeli F-35 stealth fighter jets had carried out this sortie as a test of the possibility of an undetected attack on Iranian outposts and bases, during which they photographed those sensitive bases, evading the Russian S-300 missile system’s radar. Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) commander...
The Incredible Story of the Iranian F-14 Pilot that Safely RTB after having flown through the Fireball of the Iraqi MiG-21 He Had just Shot Down
"I fired one AIM-9 at very close range, and when my missile hit the MiG, it blew up into a massive fireball almost immediately - I could not avoid the explosion," Maj Hazin, IRIAF F-14 Tomcat Pilot Retired by the U.S. Navy on Sep. 22, 2006 the iconic F-14 Tomcat remains the backbone of Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF)...
One of a kind variants of the mighty F-5 fighter
The simple and lightweight F-5 airframe proved to be extremely adaptable to a variety of uses, some of which required extensive modifications to the airframe The following article titled Ultimate and unusual F-5s  appeared in issue 19 – Northrop F-5 of Aviation Classic. The simple and lightweight F-5 airframe proved to be extremely adaptable to a variety of uses, some of which...
Here's Iran ‘new’ Kowsar fighter jet. And it's a carbon copy of the American F-5F
Test flights of the Kowsar, took place on Aug. 21, 2018 on the eve of the National Day of the Defense Industry Iran says its new Kowsar fighter jet has flown. President Hassan Rouhani was on scene to see the jet – which is a carbon copy of the American F-5F – undergoing flight trials. Test flights of the Kowsar, took...
The strange case of the first kills scored by RSAF (or USAF?) F-15 pilots
Following the interception of radio traffic between the F-15s and the AWACS, Iran later claimed — logically — that the pilots aboard the two Eagles were not Saudis, but Americans The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) purchased 46 F-15Cs (minus some of the aircraft Tactical Electronic Warfare System elements and various sensitive radar modes) and 16 F-15Ds in 1983 under the...
According this video 24 F-14 Tomcats are currently in service with IRIAF
IRIAF fleet of F-14s is divided into two categories: 'airworthy' but with no operational AN/AWG-9 radars and weapons systems; and 'fully mission capable', most of which have operational avionics and are capable of undertaking all types of air defence missions Called "Scary Iran Air Force Power 2018," the video in this article provides an overview of Islamic Republic of Iran Air...
IRIAF has upgraded an F-14 Tomcat
The process to upgrade the F-14 fighter jet began in February 2017. The Tomcat has now joined Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force F-14's fleet Iran says it has succeeded in upgrading a Grumman F-14 Tomcat and return it to service. According Mehr News Agency the process to upgrade the F-14 fighter jet began in February 2017. The Tomcat undertook flight...
Cool video shows fully armed IRIAF F-14A Tomcat performing night scramble
The footage shows almost every air-to-air weapon carried by IRIAF F-14A fighters The following gorgeous video shows a night scramble of a fully armed Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) F-14A Tomcat. As you can see the several video clips show almost every air-to-air weapon carried by IRIAF F-14s. Noteworthy along with the M61A1 Vulan 20mm internal cannon, AIM-54 Phoenix radar-guided long-range air-to-air missile,...
The controversial kills scored by Saudi F-15s during Operation Desert Storm
It is almost certain that the two Mirage kills scored by RSAF F-15s were driven by a political directive that was designed to draw an Arab nation into the limelight. Existing reports suggest that the F1s came within minutes of being able to engage their targets before they were downed The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) purchased 46 F-15Cs (minus...
IRIAF Su-24 attack aircraft returns to service
The Su-24 spent many years grounded at Shiraz air base Iran has managed to restore a Sukhoi Su-24 (NATO reporting name: Fencer) fighter-bomber back to service after many years of grounding at Shiraz air base. Mehr News Agency said Iran invested over 35,000 manpower hours in the aircraft and succeeded on Jan. 14. The aircraft has now joined Islamic Republic of Iran...

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