Iran overhauls Su-24 fighter jet

Politics Materials 24 September 2014 16:39 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 24

By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
The Iranian Air Force experts have overhauled several Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jets successfully for the first time.

Each Su-24 jet was overhauled after 35,000 person-hour works at the Shahid Doran Air Base in Shiraz, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported Sept. 24.

The Su-24 is a supersonic, all-weather attack aircraft developed in the former Soviet Union. This variable-sweep wing, twin-engined side-by-side two-seater carried the USSR's first integrated digital navigation/attack system. It remains in service with various air forces including Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Libya, Syria and Ukraine.

Iranian media outlets reported that in recent years, Tehran has taken great strides in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
On Sept.9, Iranian media outlets reported that the Islamic Republic experts have overhauled the US-made F-4 and F-14 fighter jet successfully.