Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Iranian Army Air Force Plans to Stage Country-Wide Military Exercises

The Iranian Army Air Force plans to stage massive and countrywide air drills this week, a senior commander announced on Monday."The wargames to be held on Mordad 9-16 (July 31-August 7) through collective cooperation of all Air Force bases are dubbed as 'Fada'eyan-e Harreem-e Vellayat' (Devotees to the Sanctity of Religious Leadership)," Air Force Lieutenant Commander for Operations Mohammad Alavi told FNA, adding that this would be the second air show to be staged under the said title. The commander announced that 43 fighter jets and warplanes, including F-4, F-5, F-7 and Sukhoi SU-24 fighter-bombers, will take part in the exercises. "Air bases in Mehrabad (Tehran), Tabriz, Hamedan, Dezfoul, Bushehr, Bandar Abbas, Shiraz and Isfahan are among the important Air Force bases that will take part in the drills," Alavi noted.

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