Tehran’s show of force


The ninth Iran International Airshow ran from November 26-29 on the small island of Kish. In the shadow of renewed international pressure on the country, Daniele Faccioli witnessed an incredible display of air power.

A pair of F-5E Saeghes, serials 3-7367 and 3-7368, flew a tight pairs routine, operating from the airfield at Kish.
All photos Daniele Faccioli
One of the newly restored IRGCAF Su-22UM3Ks (15- 2462) breaks over the crowd at Kish.

Iranian Minister of Defence, Brig Gen Amir Hatami, opened the ninth Iran International Airshow at Kish on November 26. First held 18 years ago, the biennual event is designed to encourage interaction between Iran and its allies as well as demonstrating the progress made by national industry.

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