FNA – Iranian experts overhauled an F-14 military plane at an airbase in Northern Iran.
According to the Air Force, the overhaul operation was conducted by a team of Iranian engineers comprised of young experts at Shahid Babayee airbase in Qazvin.
The task was accomplished by Iran’s Air Force experts and engineers after 35,000 man-hours of labor. The jet joined Iran’s Air Force fleet after testing and trial operation.
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.
In a relevant development in 2016, the Iranian Air Force announced that its experts at Shahid Lashkari airbase had managed to overhaul an F-4 fighter jet.
The overhauling operations of the fighter jet took 18,000 man/hours of work. The F-4 aircraft joined the Air Force fleet after making its maiden flight in Tehran.
The aircraft is back to service after it was grounded for four years.