Iran’s Air Force starts maneuvers Monday

June 22, 2009

TEHRAN – Iran will carry out an air maneuver today to strengthen the operational might of the air force.

The air exercise that is called ""Milad-e-Noure-Velayat"" aims at increasing the logistical power and jet fighters’ capability.
Fueling and refueling operations will also be carried out during the air show.
The fighters will fly at low altitude at a distance of 700 km over the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman. They will test new ammunition that was produced by the Air Force.
The reconnaissance and surveillance aircrafts will also be used during the war game.
This maneuver is to promote the efficiency of the Air Force personnel in loading the ammunition into the fighters.
The Air Force also carried out a war game named 'Ra'ad 2' over the Persian Gulf waters and the Sea of Oman earlier this year in which the war planes flew distances of approximately 2000 kilometers.
The Army carries out war games on a regular basis in order to enhance coordination among its different forces and to test the newly developed military weapons produced by the country as well