“Today, repair and maintenance of different aircraft from light to heavy airplanes is carried out by the specialists and experts of the aviation industry,” Dehqani Zanganeh said on Sunday.
He added that several domestic knowledge-based companies in the country produce the most complicated parts needed by the avation industry.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami announced last February that the country has taken important measures in the aviation sector that prove Iran’s self-confidence in defusing the US sanctions.
“The overhauled jets are of F-4, F-14, F-27, Sukhoi and Mirage types, as well as C-130 and 707 transport aircraft,” Brigadier General Hatami said in a ceremony where eight domestically-overhauled military aircraft were delivered to the Iranian Army on February 20.
The Iranian Defense Minister also noted that the tech-savvy countries have refused to provide Iran’s Air Force with even the smallest spare parts and services it needs under threats from the US and its allies as well as tough sanctions and an all-out economic war against the Islamic Republic over the past 40 years.
He, however, noted that Iran has taken important measures in the aviation field that prove its self-confidence in neutralizing sanctions.
Brigadier General Hatami further stressed that the “complicated” process of overhauling military jets is monopolized by some powerful countries.
He also appreciated the government backing for boosting Iran’s defense power and thanked mangers, experts and scientists working in the aviation industry.