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Iranian Su-22M4 fighter-bomber (Image: @BabakTaghvaee on twitter)

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has upgraded 10 Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets and will soon equip them with long-range cruise missiles having a range of 1500 kilometers.

The IRGC’s fighter jets will be equipped with cruise missiles with a range of 1500 kilometers, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh was quoted as saying by Tasnim Agency Wednesday.

Hajizadeh made the announcement on the sidelines of a ceremony, which was held in Tehran on Wednesday to deliver 10 Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets overhauled and upgraded by domestic experts at the IRGC Aerospace Force.

With this upgrade, these bombers will be able to carry and fire smart and cluster bombs, and air-to-ground and air-to-air missiles with pinpoint accuracy, and to transfer data between drones from distances of several kilometers, he said.

Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.

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