Iranian Air Force Fighter Jets Destroy Targets with Optimized Missiles on Last Day of Drills


The Iranian Air Force warplanes smashed simulated enemy’s targets by optimized missiles with high precision-striking power on the last day of the wargames on Wednesday.

The F5, Mig29 and Sa’eqeh fighter jets fired air-to-ground missiles against the specified targets after tracing them during the Fadaeeyan-e Harim-e Velayat-6 wargames underway in the Central province of Isfahan.

Also, the strategic Sukhoi 24 fighter jets targeted simulated enemy positions with optimized Kh-29 and Kh-25 missiles with high precision-striking power.

Elsewhere, the Phantom fighter jets attacked ground targets with optimized and smart Maverick missiles with precision-striking power on the third and last day of the drills.

The Iranian Air Force kicked off 3 days of military drills in Central Iran on Monday.

A variety of Air Force fighter jets, fighter bombers, transport planes, reconnaissance aircraft, drones and refueling planes took part in the military exercises.

The drills started at the order of Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Air Force Brigadier General Alireza Barkhor.

The Iranian Air Force F14 and Mig29 fighters as well as Falcon 50 jets exercised combat operations and electronic warfare tactics on the second day of the massive wargames on Tuesday.

“At this stage, the operations to jam simulated enemy radar waves were successfully carried out using electronic-warfare special Falcon 50 jets under a research project named Sayeh (shadow),” Spokesman of the wargames Brigadier General Massoud Rouzkhosh said Tuesday.

“Also, the F14 and Mig29 fighter jets successfully exercised combat situations in a real-like battle scene in the operations,” he added.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in the defense sector and gained self-sufficiency in manufacturing essential military hardware and defense systems.

Yet, Iranian officials have always stressed that the country’s military and arms programs serve defensive purposes and should not be perceived as a threat to any other country.

The Iranian Air Force displayed several squadrons of its operational fleet in an air show on the national Army Day in April.

Different types of fighter jets and fighter bombers took part in the air show staged over the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the late Imam Khomeini, South of the capital Tehran.

The home-made ‘Saeqeh’ (Thunderbolt) fighter jets as well as F4, F5, F7, F14 and Mig 29 fighter jets in several squadrons flew over the sky of Southern Tehran.

Aerial refueling operation was also conducted by a Boeing 707 refueling tanker aircraft to an F4 and two F14 fighter jets during the air show.

Also, different helicopters, including Chinook, Cobra 206 and Cobra 214 flew over the military parade zone.