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Iran Equips Fighter Jets with New Electronic Warfare Systems

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The Iranian Army's Air Force has recently equipped its fighter jets with newly-developed sophisticated electronic warfare systems, a senior Iranian army commander announced on Sunday.

Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Air Force for Operations General Seyed Mohammad Alawi said in an interview with FNA that the newly upgraded fighters have been used during the ongoing massive wargames, codenamed Vellayat 89, in the Strait of Hormuz and northern Indian Ocean.

"This system (electronic warfare) has recently been designed and manufactured by the self-sufficiency Jihad (department) of the Iranian Air Force and it has demonstrated acceptable performance," he added.

General Alawi also said that Iran-made Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) used in the different stages of the wargames have shown a satisfactory performance.

He also said that the Iranian army has exercised electronic eavesdropping by a special type of aircraft and also used sea patrol airplanes during the ongoing wargames.

The Iranian Army started the six-staged wargames last Wednesday. The exercises will last for 8 days.

According to Iranian army officials, the main message of Vellayat 89 wargames is security, peace and friendship for the neighboring countries.

Source: farsnews.com

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