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.
The Iranian Defense Ministry has launched a production line for its Fakour-90 radar based medium range missile. "The missile had been developed based on operational needs and in cooperation with the Army, Air Force of Iran," the State-run IRINN TV reported quoting Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami who visited the official ceremony on Monday
The Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) will begin receiving this year the domestically-built 'Karrar' (Striker) main battle tank which was unveiled in 2017. Deputy Defense Minister Reza Mozaffari-Nia was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency Wednesday that Iran manufactures 50 to 60 tanks every year and that the Karrar will be within that production schedule
Iran and Pakistan are seeking to jointly manufacture defense equipment, Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said during his visit to Islamabad. The top military commander Major General Mohammad Baqeri said that the two countries are looking to enhance defense relations and are working on jointly building defense products and present them as joint achievement
A training jet of Irans Air Force crashed in the southeastern region of Iran, injuring two on Wednesday, local media reports. The Air Force said in a statement that an F-4 training jet has crashed near the city of Sarbaz, around 300 km south of provincial capital Zahedan during a training mission
Iran today unveiled countrys first homegrown fighter aircraft dubbed “Kowsar”, a day before the National Day of Defense Industry, which will be marked on August 22. The advanced fighter jet has been manufactured following extensive research and efforts by the Iranian Defense Ministrys experts
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