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Northrop Grumman F-14 Tomcat Source: U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rob Tabor via wikipedia

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).

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