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Iran fighter jets stage air drills

7 August 2010 2:26

Iranian Air Force fighter jets practiced loading weapons and other equipment during the third stage of their weeklong military maneuvers in Iran’s western provinces.

The Air Force fighters “practiced loading weapons and other equipment” during the latest phase of the war games, named “Fadaian-e Harim-e Velayat 2,” Air Force Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Chitforoush, the spokesperson for the drills, said on Thursday.

Fighters from Air Force bases in Tehran, Esfahan, Tabriz, Shiraz and Bandar Abbas are participating in the drills led by the Air Force headquarters in the western Hamedan Province.

The fighters, including the F-4, F-5, F-7 and the Sukhoi SU-24 fighter jets, also practiced aerial gunnery, hitting air-to-ground targets, and overnight operations for the first time in the drills that will last until August 7, the report added.

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