Iranian experts have mounted new radar and weapons systems on the aircraft to optimize F14 fighter jets for future missions.
Deputy Commander of Air Force 8th Air Base Colonel Asqar Shafiyee told FNA on Sunday that Iran has mounted its hi-tech home-made radar system on its F14 fighters.
He added that the new radars are under durability tests.
"We have equipped the F14 fighters with air-to-ground missiles and with bombing capability to prepare the fighter for assault missions" Pilot Shafiyee added.
Iran still operates some Tomcats that are being modernized to extend their operative life. Domestic upgrades include avionics, weapons (R-73E, AIM-54A+ “Fakkur”, AIM-54A, AIM-7E and AIM-9J are among the air to air missiles adapted to the aircraft’s fire control system).
Russia has offered its latest Antey-2500 Anti-Aircraft missile to Iran, Rostec said Monday. The deal comes after S-300 missile surface-to-air contract with Iran was dropped under western pressure, Tass reported
Irans latest helicopter 'Homa is now at the final stage of testing, Managing-Director of Iran's Helicopter Renovation and Logistics Company (PANHA) General Mohammad Ali Ahmadabadi said. "The helicopter has been built as a result of the efforts of PANHA company and is a 14-seater chopper," Ahmadabadi was quoted as saying by Fars News Agency on Monday
Iran is constructing a highly-equipped warship to be used for training naval cadets. "Thanks to the measures adopted by the Navy commander, efforts of industry experts and assistance of academic centers, an equipped warship is being built in Iran for training purposes, whose launch will no doubt make trainings for the cadets more applied," Commander of the cadets Seyed Javad Hosseini was quoted as saying by FNA on Monday
Irans drones will now be equipped with high precision smart missiles travelling at supersonic speed, Fars news agency reported today. “The new drones are capable of destroying different types of aircraft that include fighter jets, drones and helicopters,” Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami was quoted as saying by Fars
Irans Damavand training destroyer equipped with radar, electronic and reconnaissance systems has been delivered to the Navys northern fleet in the Caspian Sea, Tasnim News Agency reported Monday. The advanced 1,420-ton destroyer is capable of tracking the aerial, surface and sub-surface targets simultaneously
Iran has planned to manufacture remote controlled robots capable of carrying machine guns and missiles, Commander of Iranian Army Ground Force (IAGF), Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan told reporters in Tehran on Monday. He also annouced that IAGF has managed to design a 23-mm sniper rifle and will unveil it on Army Day in the coming month
Iran has plans to manufacture a homegrown version of the Phalanx, a close-in weapon system (CIWS) on board military vessels for defense against anti-ship missiles, Tasnim News Agency reported Saturday. “The research work has now started on the Phalanx system to build its Iranian model,” Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari was quoted as saying by the agency
Iranian Air Force is planning to increase the amount of home-made long range drones with increased flight duration in the next five years, Sputnik reported today. "We are also after increasing the flight duration of drones and their armaments and electronic war systems for possible asymmetric wars," Commander of Iranian Air Force (name not provided) was quoted as saying by Sputnik
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