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Iranian Air Force bombers operate night surprise operations

12 January 2019 8:28


The spokesman for Iran’s Army Air Force drill announced that the Islamic Republic Army’s Air Force bombers carried out night surprise operations in military maneuver codenamed ‘Modafean-e-Aseman-e-Velayat 97 (The Defenders of Velayat Skies 97)’.

Brigadier General Alireza Angizeh said on Thursday that in the first day of the final round of the 8th Army Air Force’s `Defenders of Velayat Skies 97′ exercises, Sukhoi 24 bomber raids and Phantom destroyed predetermined targets with heavy bombardments.

He added, ‘These bombers, using night surprises and at high altitudes, launched a bombing of air-to-ground (Carpet Bombing) targets against predefined targets.’

He added that the F-4 aircraft, using the combat lighting system, also illuminated the battle scene in order to identify and destroy targets by a similar fighter.

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