IRIAF Overhauls MiG-29 Fighter Jet
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Experts at the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) successfully overhauled a MiG-29 fighter aircraft that had been grounded for five years.
It took technicians at Shahid Fakouri Air Base in Iran’s northwestern city of Tabriz some 17,000 man-hours to overhaul the aircraft.
The military airplane made successful test flights after the overhaul and returned to service.
The Mikoyan MiG-29 is a twin-engine fighter jet designed in the former Soviet Union.
Before the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the overhaul of military planes in Iran was carried out by foreign military attachés. But today Iran is able to overhaul military aircraft thanks to reliance on the capabilities of the country’s committed engineers and technicians.
Iran has become one of only a handful of countries capable of performing the servicing and overhaul of its fleet of airplanes, both military and civilian.