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    Post  ShahryarHedayatiSHBA on Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:25 am

    A Few Snapshots from Tabas AD system





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    Post  Stealthflanker on Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:38 am

    The Tabas there looks interesting.

    Twist Cassegrain design i guess, similar as early Buk. I wonder if there's anything else regarding that radar. some specs maybe ?

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    Post  ShahryarHedayatiSHBA on Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:59 am

    Stealthflanker wrote:The Tabas there looks interesting.

    Twist Cassegrain design i guess, similar as early Buk. I wonder if there's anything else regarding that radar. some specs maybe ?

    There are three versions    Tabas ,3th khordad  and Raad











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    Post  Cyberspec on Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:31 am

    interesting, thx
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    Post  George1 on Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:38 am

    Long-range bombers of Russian Air Force were accompanied by fighters F-14 of Iran Air Force.





    BTW can anyone inform us about Iran's F-14s condition? what missiles they carry, what components are used for their maintenance, etc


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    Post  Militarov on Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:02 pm

    This is part of history but i guess noone will mind me sharing this:

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    Post  Militarov on Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:51 am

    "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."


    Source: http://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2016/02/08/995169/iriaf-overhauls-mig-29-fighter-jet

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    Post  wilhelm on Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:07 pm

    It is being reported today, quoting the Iranian Defence Minister, that Iran is close to ordering an undisclosed number of Sukhoi Su-30's.
    I posted the links here, in the last post.

    http://www.russiadefence.net/t3742p45-russia-iran-military-cooperation


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    Post  Militarov on Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:31 am

    "During a interview with TV2 IRIB, Iran’s Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said Tehran is negotiating with Moscow for license production of the Su-30 fighter. Dehghan added that the Chinese J-10 was considered but rejected."



    Source: http://alert5.com/2016/02/11/iran-to-negotiate-for-local-assembly-of-su-30/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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    Post  Militarov on Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:28 pm

    Iranian Airforce received a batch of Nasr-1 Anti-Ship Missile, domestic version of Chinese C-704 for its F-4Es:









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    Iranian Tomcats to receive 'new' Nasr missile

    Post  max steel on Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:08 pm

    Iranian Tomcats to receive 'new' Nasr missile


    The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) will integrate the country's 'newly developed' Nasr (Victory) missile onto its Grumman F-14A Tomcat combat aircraft, state media announced in mid-February.

    The announcement, which was made by IRIAF Deputy Commander for Coordination Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh and reported by Press TV , was made to coincide with the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

    Speaking just days after Iran Aerospace Industries Organization delivered the first batch of Nasr missiles to the IRIAF on 9 February, Gen Nasirzadeh said that they will be integrated onto the service's F-14s 'soon', and that they can also be fitted to other aircraft types.

    Although deliveries of the air-launched Nasr are reported to have just commenced, the missile, apparently developed from the Chinese C-704, actually dates back to about 2005 in its surface-launched configuration. It was first shown as an air-launched system in September 2013, when it was pictured underslung a parked IRIAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II fighter to mark the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1980 to 1988 Iran-Iraq war.

    It was unclear from this 2013 event to what extent the air-launched missile was new. It could be that the missile shown carried by the F-4 is the improved Nasr-2, which has previously referenced in Iranian press reports but never officially acknowledged, and that it is this version the IRIAG began receiving on 9 February.

    In its baseline version, the Nasr is a medium-range radar-guided missile designed to strike maritime targets out to 35 km. Originally designed as a surface launched anti-ship weapon, the Nasr has been adapted to the air launched role to increase its operational range and effectiveness; the 200 km-rang Qader missile has been similarly adapted.

    It is not clear if the 'new' air-launched version remains purely an anti-ship missile, or if it has been given additional capabilities to attack land-based targets.
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    Post  Militarov on Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:09 pm

    "According to Russia’s Kazan Helicopters manufacturing company director general, a subsidiary of the holding, is ready to deliver its Ansat multipurpose utility helicopters to Iran. The Ministry of Health and Medical Education of Iran intends to purchase ANSAT helicopters produced by the Kazan Helicopter Plant, the press service of the President of Tatarstan announced. A meeting of Prime Minister of Tatarstan Ildar Khalikov with a delegation of Iran headed by the deputy head of the Ministry of Health Sadrossadat Seyed Ali Seyed Mostafa took place today.

    “During the meeting, the sides discussed a number of areas for further fruitful cooperation and in particular the purchase of helicopters by Iran,” RIA Novosti reports. Today in the Russian military operation are more than 30 helicopters “ANSAT” in training modification “ANSAT-U”. May 22, 2015, Holding “Helicopters of Russia” within the VIII International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2015 concluded the first two contracts for the supply of modernized light passenger helicopters “ANSAT”. VIP version was certified on December 30, 2015.Ansat-UT’s are to be fitted with wheeled landing gear, instead of skids. It is offered by Kazan Helicopters for the Russian and foreign markets, and for the Russian Air Force. Estimated price is about US$5,5-6 million



    The Ansat is of a classic construction. It takes a pilot and 10 passengers (one of them sits next to the pilot). The fuselage has a pair of doors in pilot’s cab, and a pair of upwards and downwards opening side doors in transport compartment. After the seats have been removed, it can take 1000 kg of cargo inside. On external hook, it can take 1300 kg of load. It is powered with two PW207K turboshaft engines, which produce 630 shp each. It features a four-blade main rotor and two-blade tail rotor."


    Source: http://defence-blog.com/news/iran-to-purchase-russian-helicopters-for-air-ambulances.html

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    How Iran Kept its F-14 Tomcat Flying (vlog)

    Post  Arash_IMV on Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:37 pm

    Hello all,

    I uploaded a new vlog on Iran's F-14 and the hunt for spare parts. Hope you like it and would appreciate any feedback.

    If you have suggestions for other topics, please let me know.


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    Iran Military Vlog episode 4 discusses the IRIAF's endeavor to keep its fleet of F-14As flying. Under the Shah, Iran became the only country in the world authorized to purchase the interceptor aircraft as a joint US-Iranian project to deter habitual incursions by the Soviet Union. Following the Islamic Revolution in 1979, all maintenance support for the Tomcat ended and a sanctions regime denied Iran all access to spare parts. Because the F-14's sensitive maintenance knowledge was denied to Iran as part of the initial deal, the Tomcat was expected to remain non-operational. This vlog problematizes that enduring myth.

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    Post  George1 on Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:59 pm

    Iranian Army Su-24 Crashes in Fars Province, Both Pilots Survived

    http://sputniknews.com/military/20160710/1042724892/iran-army-jet-crash.html


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    Post  d_taddei2 on Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:57 am

    Just thought i would share a pic of IRIAF Kite stand-off sub-munitions dispenser

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    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:11 pm

    Tehran Intends to Buy New Fighter Jets - Defense Ministry

    Read more: https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201611231047766778-tehran-jets-purchase-ministry/


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    Post  d_taddei2 on Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:39 pm

    George1 wrote:Tehran Intends to Buy New Fighter Jets - Defense Ministry

    Read more: https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201611231047766778-tehran-jets-purchase-ministry/

    but nothing to say what yet apart from T-90 tanks, and their was talk a while ago about Su-30Sm, only thing the article states is aircraft, artillery systems, and helicopters.
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    Post  crod on Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:00 am

    d_taddei2 wrote:
    George1 wrote:Tehran Intends to Buy New Fighter Jets - Defense Ministry

    Read more: https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201611231047766778-tehran-jets-purchase-ministry/

    but nothing to say what yet apart from T-90 tanks, and their was talk a while ago about Su-30Sm, only thing the article states is aircraft, artillery systems, and helicopters.

    None of these mooted systems can be determined as self defence only, thus to provide Iran with any of them would be in breach of the sanctions...not happening any time soon.
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    Post  airstrike on Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:17 pm

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    Post  KiloGolf on Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:26 pm

    airstrike wrote:Iran wants to buy Su-30 fighter jets says Defense Minister

    http://defense-watch.com/2016/11/26/iran-wants-to-buy-su-30-fighter-jets-says-defense-minister/

    They keep saying that since, like forever. Rolling Eyes
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:29 am

    With Trump in commmand... how long before sanctions are reimposed... and of course if they are the Russians would be free to sell them anything they wanted...


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    Post  nomadski on Sat May 06, 2017 9:38 pm

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-73_(missile)


    Now a few points about qaher 313 . It seems to be a ground effect stealth aircraft . Using all Iranian components . The reason for downturned wings , can be stability or avoiding vortex . Gaining upto 40 percent lift . With smaller sized engines .so far the concept is good .

    However for an aircraft that will fly over water . To attack aircraft carriers at sea .It needs to ideally land on water . Either to wait . Refuel . Or disguise it's IR by cooling engines . In this case . The air intakes need to be on top of plane . Away from spray. The hull needs to be made like a boat shape . And on closing or opening bomb bay doors to be water proof . By rubber edgings and vacuum created inside bomb bay by air pump . To sqeeze rubber edgings . The downturned winglets need to be attached to external fuel tanks . These get used first . And then act as buoyancy . For water landing .

    There is no way to hide the launch of aircraft from shore . Even with zero radar return . Jet engine IR visible by sattelite or u2 . At this time aircraft carrier launch F18 . The two planes meet midway between land and sea . F18 being faster and higher move behind qaher 313 . And can fire IR missile . So qaher needs IR decoys . The type that sit on water . But F18 closes in and shoots guns . So qaher needs backward firing IR missiles .

    Alternatively Russians can help equip the qaher 313 with more powerful engines . To make it an air superiority dog fighter . It can then take care of carrier F18 . Using cannon or IR / radar guided missiles at all altitudes and speeds .And then proceed to kill the carrier .
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    Post  Militarov on Sat May 06, 2017 11:32 pm

    nomadski wrote:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-73_(missile)


    Now a few points about qaher 313 . It seems to be a ground effect stealth aircraft . Using all Iranian components . The reason for downturned wings , can be stability or avoiding vortex . Gaining upto 40 percent lift . With smaller sized engines .so far the concept is good .

    However for an aircraft that will fly over water . To attack aircraft carriers at sea .It needs to ideally land on water . Either to wait . Refuel . Or disguise it's IR by cooling engines . In this case . The air intakes need to be on top of plane . Away from spray. The hull needs to be made like a boat shape . And on closing or opening bomb bay doors to be water proof . By rubber edgings and vacuum created inside bomb bay by air pump . To sqeeze rubber edgings . The downturned winglets need to be attached to external fuel tanks . These get used first . And then act as buoyancy . For water landing .

    There is no way to hide the launch of aircraft from shore . Even with zero radar return . Jet engine IR visible by sattelite or u2 . At this time aircraft carrier launch F18 . The two planes meet midway between land and sea . F18 being faster and higher move behind qaher 313 . And can fire IR missile . So qaher needs IR decoys . The type that sit on water . But F18 closes in and shoots guns . So qaher needs backward firing IR missiles .

    Alternatively Russians can help equip the qaher 313 with more powerful engines . To make it an air superiority dog fighter . It can then take care of carrier F18 . Using cannon or IR / radar guided missiles at all altitudes and speeds .And then proceed to kill the carrier .

    Qaher 313 ground effect aircraft? Are you by any chance insane?

    Using all Iranian components? Just cockpit is showing at least 20 commercial components built on West.

    IR signature from an aircraft engine to be seen by satelite?

    I mean... you must be kidding...
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    Post  GarryB on Sun May 07, 2017 3:02 am

    It would be vastly cheaper and simpler to merely buy the production rights to the Yakhont anti ship missile.

    Your biggest problem is finding the enemy carriers but with the limitation of the geography with the flight range of the F-18 with a useful weapon load you can limit your search area to a size that is manageable.

    Launch a geostationary orbit satellite that covers the sea to the south of Iran... ie Persian gulf and that should offer enough coverage to determine a general location of the threats.

    Create a simple unmanned aircraft with big wings and lots of fuel that can take off and carry 2-4 Yakhonts towards the target carriers... in actual use mount civilian IFF systems on it and make it pretend to be a civilian airliner... when it gets to point x a certain distance from the carriers it can release its weapons and turn 90 degrees and climb to be more visible on radar and emit a distress call to attract US attention away from the incoming missiles... wait 40 minutes and then repeat until you get some hits...


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