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How Russia is using Iran's secretive Shahed 'kamikaze' drones against Ukraine

Putin has turned to Iranian Shahed-131/136 drones to target Ukraine’s population, including its civilians. AirForces Monthly unveils more on the secretive aircraft

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How is Iran revolutionising its aerial firefighting capabilities?

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has been tasked with tackling wildfires. Combat Aircraft Journal examines how their role has grown as incidents increase

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Is Iran going to buy Su-35SE fighters from Russia?

Having been heavily restricted by international sanctions, Iran has struggled to source replacements for its ageing fighter fleets in recent times, but recent comments have indicated that the nation is currently plotting a move to buy Sukhoi Su-35SE Flanker-E multi-role fighters from Russia

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REPORT: Outlining the operational readiness of Iran's air force

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the negative impact of Islamization on the operational readiness of the Iranian Air Force

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Northrop F-5E Tiger IIs at the IRIAF’s Forward Operating Base in Birjand

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the Northrop F-5E Tiger IIs at the IRIAF’s Forward Operating Base in Birjand

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Iranian Army Day Parade: Which helicopters were involved?

More than 50 helicopters took part in Iran’s Army Day Parade this year. Air Forces Monthly has the details

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Keeping the Iranian Air Force F-5E/F Tiger II fleet in service

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the project keeping the Iranian Air Force F-5E/F Tiger II fleet in service

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The history of the Chengdu F-7N in Iranian service

We explore the history of the Chengdu F-7N in Iranian service and the current modernization project for the country’s FT-7N combat trainer

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To Kill a Radar: Analysing the now largely-forgotten ARMAT missile

Now largely forgotten, ARMAT was a French weapon that proved its worth in the 1980s, during the Iran-Iraq War. We take a closer look

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What happened during Iran's seven-day Zulfiqar-1400 exercise?

We recently monitored the activities of Iran’s main military branches during Exercise Zulfiqar-1400 - a major seven-day exercise on the southeast coastline of the country