Tag Archives: Iran

Israel Prepares for war, IDF practices long-range missions

Israeli Air Force conducted aerial exercises over Greece this week, working on its long-range capabilities.  The exercise included mid-air refueling, F-15Is, F-16Is and Boeing 707 trained with the Greek F-16s. The training focused on exercising and strengthening its range of capabilities through long-range flights as well as other exercises. The exercises poses special challenges in planning and executing flights with ...

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Iranian stealth fighter Qaher F-313 Revealed

On February 1, 2013, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the defense minister Ahmad Vahidi along with other government and defense officials revealed a new aircraft called the Qaher (Conqueror) F-313 to the world. Along with the revealing of a new fighter, videos of the F-313 R/C model was shown flying along wind tunnel testing and other technical details were shown about the ...

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Iran Claims Shooting Down 2 hand-launched RQ-11 Raven UAVs

Iran on January 2nd announced that it had shot down two US Army AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven in the span of 15 months. Iran however failed to provide any proof to the claims. Iran has in the past claimed to have hunted down a few U.S drones, showing detailed images of the alleged accomplishments. “The army’s air defense shot down two ...

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Iran displays captured US RQ-170 Sentinel

An embarrassment to the United States Air Force, Iran displays a captured RQ-170 Sentinel on it’s national television. Iranian state run news agency IRNA had claimed that Iranian Armed Forces had brought down a RQ-170 with “little damage” to the aircraft, suggesting  that a RQ-170 Sentinel was captured by Iranian Armed Forces in east of Iran. But there were many ...

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Iran claims to have captured a RQ-170 Sentinel

On Sunday International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) issued a statement that an unarmed U.S reconnaissance aircraft was missing while on a mission in western Afghanistan. ISAF did not specify on the type of the aircraft. Iranian state run news agency IRNA claimed that it had brought down a RQ-170 with “little damage” to  the aircraft, suggesting  that a RQ-170 Sentinel ...

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RQ-170 Sentinel “Beast of Kandahar”

The RQ-170 Sentinel is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Lockheed Martin and operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). It has been deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Beast of Kandahar, an aircraft, which was photographed in Afghanistan in 2007, is a surveillance aircraft, confirms US Air Force.  The US Air Force on 8th ...

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