Monday, June 27, 2016

Will Iran Succeed In Rebuilding Its Air Force?

Iran Air Force F 4 Phantom II interceptor fighter bomber. Wikipedia

David Axe, Daily Beast: Iran’s Trying to Rebuild Its Air Force

Iran used to have one of the best equipped air forces in the world, now it’s a joke.

After decades of financial and technological strangulation, the Iranian air force—at one time among the most advanced in the world—finally has an opportunity to modernize and potentially become a serious aerial opponent for the United States and other rivals.

The gradual lifting of international sanctions on Iran that began in January—a reward for Tehran agreeing to scrap its nuclear program—means the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force could, in theory, buy new jet fighters to replace its existing, mostly antiquated planes.

Don’t hold your breath.

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WNU Editor: A good analysis on why the Iranian air-force will not be a force to reckon with for a long time.


Aizino Smith said...


Jay Farquharson said...

Not really, better radars, modern avionics, bettern comms, compatability with more modern weapons, new edge wings, non smoking engines.

Turkish F4's and Greek F4's still go head to head with Eagles and Hornets.