Iran Prepares Fighters for Aerial Exercise

8 June 2010 (Last Updated June 8th, 2010 18:30)

The Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF) is preparing its aircraft to carry out a massive aerial exercise in the coming months in a bid to display its aircraft strength and capabilities. IIAF deputy air force commander Mohsen Darrehbaghi said that Iran would test its new set of advanced ai

The Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF) is preparing its aircraft to carry out a massive aerial exercise in the coming months in a bid to display its aircraft strength and capabilities.

IIAF deputy air force commander Mohsen Darrehbaghi said that Iran would test its new set of advanced air-to-ground weaponry and gunnery equipment during the proposed exercise.

Aircraft including F-4s, F-5s, F-7s and the Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jets will participate in the military exercise, according to Iranian TV station Press TV.

Iran has fully refurbished and upgraded its Mirage F-1 fighter jets with domestic air-to-ground weaponry, including advanced machine rifles and rocket launchers.