Iran Test-Fires Smart Bombs in Military Drills

Iran Test-Fires Smart Bombs in Military Drills

Fighter jets of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) fired smart bombs in the main stage of a war game that kicked off in the central province of Isfahan on Tuesday.

F-7 warplanes fired smart bombs, long-range bombs with pinpoint accuracy, and homegrown rockets during the aerial exercises on Tuesday, General Massoud Roozkhosh, the spokesman for the war game said.

According to the general, F-5 fighter jets and homegrown Saeqeh (Lightning) jets also dropped 500-pound bombs on various targets in the operation zone.

Codenamed Aerial Power of Fadaeeyan-e Harim-e Velayat 7 (Devotees of Velayat Airspace 7), the drills involve all air bases of the IRIAF, and will last for two days.

Dozens of bomber airplanes, fighter jets, military transport aircraft, communication and reconnaissance planes, tanker aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have taken part in the war game.

During the first day, the Air Force’s electronic warfare units exercised various tactics and C-130 Hercules transport planes also exercised tactical unloading practices with aerial support from F-14 jets.

Iran’s Air Force holds annual war games in a bid to boost capabilities to defend the country’s airspace.

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