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Iran Air Force lunched military exercises Defenders of Velayat Skies 8
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The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) has launched two days of military exercises, involving bombers, drones and missiles, with the aim of testing its capabilities in protecting the country’s airspace against possible enemy threats.The eighth edition of the annual drills, dubbed Defenders of Velayat Skies, began at Shahid Babaei Air Base in the central province of Isfahan on Thursday following days of preparations.The maneuvers will put to test dozens of bombers, hunter and interceptor jets as well as transport, refueling, reconnaissance and patrolling aircraft besides unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).The war games would feature Sukhoi Su-24, F-4 and F-7 Phantoms, MiG-29, F-14 jets, Being 707 and 7047 aerial refueling planes and C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, along with drones equipped with precision strike missiles and long-range smart bombs.Domestically-manufactured rockets and bombs as well as laser-guided, anti-radar and thermal missiles will be put to test during the exercises.The drills’ spokesman, Second Brigadier General Alireza Angizeh, said in addition to Shahid Babaei, other air bases across the country would contribute to the maneuvers.In the course of the drills, Iranian air forces will practice air-to-air shooting and shooting against aerial targets as well as using smart, indigenous and upgraded bombs, he added.Over the past years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing military equipment and hardware despite sanctions and economic pressures on the country. 

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Iran's large-scale military exercises, code named 'The Defenders of Velayat Skies 2019' entered its second day in Isfahan in central Iran.According to the official spokesman of the drills, Air Force General, Alireza Angizeh, on the second day and the operational phase of the military exercises, Iranian fighter jets fired upgraded Maverick missiles, as well as precision smart bombs known as 'Ghassed', with their pin-point accuracy, hitting a range of ground targets, destroying them all.

According to an Iran Press report, Air Force General, Alireza Angizeh added: "In today's exercises, ultra light military aircraft and a range of offensive unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were used by the Iranian Air Force for reconnaisance purposes, as well as destroying simulated enemy targets on a large scale."

Furthermore, according to the second-in-command of the Iranian Air Force, Brigadier General Amir Vahedi, various types of fighter aircraft, fighter jets, and transport planes were put through their paces in the military exercises.
The commander further added that the Shahid Babaie Air base will play host to the aircrafts, which will include 'a variety of fighter jets, bombers, heavy and semi-heavy transport aircraft, refuelling aircraft, interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).'
He further noted that in these exercises, the strategic bomber planes Sukhoi Su-24 and F-4, F5, F7, MiG-29, F-14, the Saegheh (Thunderbolt), Boeing 707 and 747 refuelling aircraft, C130 transport planes, supporting aircraft, as well as a range of UAVs equipped with high-precision missiles and long-range smart rockets were used extensively. The fighter jets and other aircraft were transported to Shahid Bababaei Air base several days ago, and took part in the military exercises.
The two-day drills kicked off on Thursday in vast regions of the central province of Isfahan, and the military exercises will wrap up today (Friday).











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From recent Iranian air force drills,mig-29 vs F14 dog fight simulation...to bad no one recorded video clip,but here is one image...enjoj Smile


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