Iranian air exercise

MILITARY IRANIAN AIR EXERCISE

Babak Taghvaee provides a short account of this year’s Iranian Air Force exercise

F-4E 3-6528 takes off from Isafan loaded with three AGM-65A Maverick air-to-ground missiles.
Kayvan Tavakkoli
Smoke plumes from an AGM-65A Maverick missile fired from a F-4E Phantom over the Anarak range.
Kayvan Tavakkoli

Iran’s annual air exercise was held for the fourth consecutive year at Isfahan in early January with 46 aircraft participating; 36 of which were fighter jets from eight tactical fighter bases. Staged at the Anarak electronic warfare gunnery range, participating aircrews practised air-to-air and air-to-ground operations in an environment soaked by jamming provided by standoff jammers carried by dedicated aircraft.

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