Electronic Warfare Tactics Practiced in IRIAF War Game
- September, 05, 2015 - 15:24
- Defense news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) units, attending a military exercise in the country’s central areas, successfully performed electronic warfare tactics using a range of communication systems.
General Massoud Roozkhosh, spokesman for the Fadaeeyan-e Harim-e Velayat 5 (Devotees of Velayat Airspace 5) war game, said the communication systems of the command and control base were disabled during the drills and an alternative base was replaced in the shortest possible time.
Earleir in the day, the units in the drill also practiced countering chemical and biological attacks.
Saturday’s missions also included aerial combats involving F-14 and MiG-29 fighter jets. Aerial refueling of the F-14 and F-4 aircraft was also carried out by tanker jets during this stage of the drills.
Roozkhosh had announced earlier that various types of interceptor fighter jets, bombers, military transport aircraft, communication and reconnaissance planes, tanker aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are employed in the drill.
On Friday, Air Force lieutenant commander said the drill’s message for the regional countries is “security, stability, friendship and sustained peace”.
Iran’s Air Force holds annual war games in a bid to boost capabilities to defend the country’s airspace.