Iran Reveals ‘New’ Fighter Type

Iran has unveiled the ‘second generation’ of its indigenously developed Saeghe (Thunderbolt) combat aircraft, state media announced on 9 February. The Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces Logistics agency announced the unveiling of the Saeghe-2 jet, and its delivery to the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF), the Mehr news agency reported. While […]

Iran Begins Mass Production of Saeqeh Fighter Jets

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) has started the mass production of the indigenous Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) fighter jets. A spokesman for the IRIAF announced on Wednesday that the indigenously developed fighter jet “has already gone through mass production.” Brigadier General Hossein Chitforoush said the IRIAF has built squadrons of Saeqeh and they are […]

Iranian Air Force to Stage Wargames Friday

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) plans to conduct massive air drills over the county’s Southern waters on Friday, a senior commander announced on Thursday. The two-day exercises are the main and second phase of large-scale drills codenamed Fadaeeyan-e Harim-e Vellayat IV, Deputy IRIAF Commander Brigadier General Alireza Barkhor told reporters. Units from […]