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.