the country’s fighter jets have been equipped with anti-missile
capability and are now able to detect and intercept any kind of incoming
The capability was demonstrated during the third phase of the
‘Fadaeeyan-e Harim-e Vellayat III’ air drills in Northwestern Iran.
The development is viewed as a great achievement for the Iranian weapons and defense industry.
During the military exercises, a missile fired by an F-5 fighter jet was
instantly detected and destroyed by a Mig-29 fighter jet.
The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) on Tuesday started the
main phase of its four-staged air drills with testing hi-tech bombs and
other advanced weapons systems, including various air-to-air and
An array of fighter jets, fighter bombers, cargo and transportation
planes, including F-4, F-5, F-14, Sukhoi SU-24 fighter-bombers, Mig-29
and the logistic C-130 planes, and Saeqeh home-made fighter jets are
used in the drills.