Iran equips fighter jets with anti-missile capability
The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) officially announced that the country's fighter jets have been equipped with anti-missile capability and are now able to detect and intercept any kind of incoming missiles, Fars News Agency reported.
The capability was demonstrated during the third phase of the Vellayat-3 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 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 air-to-ground missiles.
An array of fighter jets, fighter bombers, cargo and transportation planes, including F-4, F-5, F-14, SU-24 fighter-bombers, Mig-29 and the logistic C-130 planes, and Saeqeh home-made fighter jets are used in the drills started in Northwestern Iran on Sept. 6..