Devotees of Velayat Airspace 7

Iranian Air Force stages second day of war game

Tasnim– The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) started the second and last day of its drills in the central province of Isfahan on Wednesday morning.

In the second day of the war game code-named Aerial Power of Fadaeeyan-e Harim-e Velayat 7 (Devotees of Velayat Airspace 7), the IRIAF’s Sukhoi Su-24 and F-4 fighter-bombers destroyed their stationary and moving targets.

General Massoud Roozkhosh, the spokesman for the war game, said on Wednesday that following air to ground shooting exercises carried out by F-5 and MiG-29 fighter aircraft, the Sukhoi Su-24 fighter-bombers test-fired KH-25 missiles with pinpoint accuracy.

He said in this stage of the war game, the IRIAF’s attack drones employed in reconnaissance operations also hit their targets precisely.

On Tuesday, General Roozkhosh had said that various defense systems and weapons developed or upgraded by the country’s academic and industrial centers and the Ministry of Defense were going to be showcased during the two-day drills.

Different kinds of domestically made missiles and bombs, including smart heavy and semi-heavy bombs as well as laser and radar-guided missiles, would be used in the war game, he said yesterday.

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