TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) has furnished its RF-4 military jets with advanced homegrown cameras and they have been carrying out reconnaissance operations in a war game underway in central Iran, a spokesman said.
The main stage of the ninth edition of the annual aerial drill, codenamed Fadayeeyan Harim Velayat, started in the central province of Isfahan on Monday.
Speaking to reporters, the spokesperson for the war game said local experts have equipped the RF-4 reconnaissance aircraft with “Samat” cameras, an advanced optical device manufactured by the Air Force.
The RF-4 planes and ‘Kaman-12’ drones sortied over the hypothetical enemy’s positions for reconnaissance, aerial imaging and electronic eavesdropping, Brigadier General Farhad Goodarzi added.
He also said various military aircraft, including the homegrown Saeqe (Lightning) fighter jets, detonated the targets with Iranian rockets, smart bombs, missiles with pinpoint accuracy, standoff missiles, and air-to-surface rockets.
The war game gives the message of peace, stability, friendship and sustainable peace to the regional countries, the general noted, but warned the enemies that Iran stands ready for a crushing response to any miscalculation.
The Air Force commander announced on Sunday that units from seven air bases would take part in the two-day exercise, which includes a broad range of fighter jets, bombers, transport aircraft, tanker aircraft, interceptors, reconnaissance planes, and drones.