Iranian air force kicks off war game in central province

Tasnim – The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) started the main and first stage of its air drills on Tuesday morning in the central province of Isfahan with the country’s fighter jets testing their newest weapons.

The war game code-named Aerial Power of Fadaeeyan-e Harim-e Velayat 7 (Devotees of Velayat Airspace 7) started this morning in Isfahan with the participation of all air bases of the IRIAF.

General Massoud Roozkhosh, the spokesman for the war game, said the aerial exercises, began on Tuesday and will last for two days.

Dozens of bomber airplanes, fighter jets, military transport aircraft, communication and reconnaissance planes, tanker aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are slated to take part in the war game, he added.

The commander also said various defense systems and weapons developed or upgraded by the country’s academic and industrial centers and the Ministry of Defense are planned to be showcased during the two-day drills.

Various kinds of domestically made missiles and bombs, including smart heavy and semi-heavy bombs as well as laser and radar-guided missiles, will be also used in the war game, General Roozkhosh went on to say.

Iran’s Air Force holds annual war games in a bid to boost capabilities to defend the country’s airspace.