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  Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force information - Search.com
The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) is the aviation branch of the Artesh, the regular branch of the Iranian armed forces.
The IRIAF began as the Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF) which was established in 1920 by the Shah, Reza Pahlavi, and became operational with its first pilots fully trained on Feb. 25, 1925.
Due to the continuous spare parts shortages faced by the air force, a decision was made in the late 1990s to develop a local aerospace industry to support the air force.
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  Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) is the aviation branch of the Iranian armed forces.
The IRIAF began as the Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF) which was established in 1920 by the Shah, Reza Pahlavi, and became operational with its first pilots fully trained on Feb. 25, 1925.
The fin flash is a simplification of the Flag of Iran with the symbol of the white plane removed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islamic_Republic_of_Iran_Air_Force   (332 words)

 Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Iran (Islamic Republic of)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Iran was declared an Islamic republic, and a new constitution, based on Islamic principles, was adopted.
Islamic law was becoming stricter, with amputation as the penalty for theft and flogging for minor sexual offences.
Iran's intelligence ministry admitted in early January 1999 that its agents had been directly implicated in the recent murders of political and intellectual dissidents.
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 INTERNATIONAL AIR FORCE DIRECTORY 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Organizationally the air force is split to seven commands subordinate to the HQ in New Delhi.
Southern air command at Trivandrum covers the south and is responsible for operations in the Bay of Bengal and around the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
The air force structure is split into Koopsau 1, covering the west from its Jakarta headquarters, and Koopsau 2, looking after the east from its base at Ujung Pandang, and a training command.
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 Aerospaceweb.org | Ask Us - Iranian Air Force F-14
Early air battles tended to favor the Iranians whose pilots were better equipped and trained, but the lingering arms embargo and repeated purges of experienced personnel continued to reduce the nation's air capabilities.
Iran claims a much higher number, of course, and was indeed able to assemble 25 aircraft for a flyby over Teheran on 11 February 1985.
Iran is reportedly developing a domestic version of the Sparrow to replace its stock of expended missiles.
www.aerospaceweb.org /question/planes/q0077.shtml   (1607 words)

 World Watch
At a rendezvous point on the ground, a Shaldag air force commando team was waiting to direct their laser beams at the target for the approaching jets.
According to an Israeli air force source, the Israeli satellite Ofek 7, launched in June, was diverted from Iran to Syria.
According to Israeli sources, American air force codes were given to the Israeli air force attaché in Washington to ensure Israel’s F15Is would not mistakenly attack their US counterparts.
www.dojgov.net /World_Watch.htm   (2241 words)

 Iran (08/05)
The president of the republic is elected by universal suffrage to a 4-year term by an absolute majority of votes and supervises the affairs of the executive branch.
Iran demanded the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Iranian territory and the return to the status quo ante for the Shatt al-Arab as established under the 1975 Algiers Agreement signed by Iraq and Iran.
Iran has cultural ties to elements of both the Iraqi and Afghan populations and it remains to be seen whether they will be a constructive force in the reconstruction of those countries or not.
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 Boeing's CH-47C Chinook in service to Iran.
The Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF) and Imperial Iranian Army Aviation (IIAA), also known as Airborne Cavalry Battalion, were formed and developed during the Shah of Iran's regime (1935-1979).
The Shah of Iran left the country in February 1979 and Islamic Republic of Iran was announced on April 1st, 1979.
In 2001, Iran was estimated to have an inventory of several thousand tons of various agents, including sulfur mustard, phosgene, and cyanide agents, with a total production capacity estimated at as much as 1000 tons a year.
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 Aerospaceweb.org | Ask Us - Iraqi Warplanes Flee to Iran
I assume you are referring to the Iraqi aircraft that fled to Iran to escape destruction in the early weeks of the 1991 Gulf War.
While coalition forces had expected Saddam Hussein to employ the latter tactic, it was anticipated that the aircraft would flee west to Jordan, a nation friendly to the Iraqi regime, rather than to long-time enemy Iran.
Iran has claimed a staggering $1 trillion in reparations for damages suffered during that conflict, and has thus far refused to return the aircraft until its demands are met.
www.aerospaceweb.org /question/history/q0071.shtml   (1018 words)

 Operation Blind Fury. War in Afghanistan.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Iran has placed a considerable emphasis on its air force in its post-Gulf War military strategy, as a means of countering the growing US military presence in the Gulf.
The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) is organised on the basis of three regional commands, namely the Western Area Command (WAC), the Southern Area Command (SAC) and the Eastern Area Command (EAC).
However, the air force operates its maritime reconnaissance aircraft, the P-3F, from the base at Shiraz, which is within easy reach of the Persian Gulf.
www.aeronautics.ru /archive/vif2_project/iran_af.htm   (2120 words)

 Tomcat In Service with Iran
On January 16, 1979, the Shah fled the country and on April 1, an Islamic republic was declared, with the Ayatolla Khomeini as the head of state.
The Imperial Iranian Air Force was renamed the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF).
Air power did not play a dominant role in the Iran-Iraq war, because both sides were unable to use their air forces very effectively.
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 Talk:Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I have called the template {{Iranian Air Force}} for simplicity's sake, and done the same for the related articles.
The main article should stay where it is though, and we should probably move Iranian Army to Islamic Republic of Iran Army or Islamic Republic of Iran Ground Forces, whichever better reflects the native Persian name.
The iranian air force was founded in the 1920ties.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Islamic_Republic_of_Iran_Air_Force   (192 words)

 Welcome to Dubai 2003: Ingenuity keeps Iranian AF aloft   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Much of the Islamic republic’s military hardware was purchased from the U.S. during the Shah’s rule in the 1970s, but since 1980 there have been no formal relations with the U.S. and therefore no access to spare parts and technical assistance.
Iran needed the Tomcat as a land-based aircraft to counter incursions across the Iranian border by the Soviet air force.
Air force personnel-pilots, in particular–tended to be the most educated, most Westernized, most free-wheeling, and therefore the most ideologically unreliable elements.
www.ainonline.com /Publications/Dubai/Dubai_03/d3ingenuityp18.html   (942 words)

 IRIAF Since 1988
Iran is a major route along which drugs originating from Afghanistan and Pakistan are smuggled towards the Europe; huge amounts of heroin, opium, hashish, and morphine are transported each year.
The IRIAF was not in a hurry to put Mirages into service: testing of six chosen examples was started only in 1992, partially at Mehrabad, and partially at Shiraz and Esfahan, and done with some the help of Pakistani crews who had previously flown Libyan F.1s.
Local security forces were massively reinforced, thousands of villagers along the eastern Iranian borders were armed to help combat drug traffickers and to supplement deployment of both the Iranian Army and the IRGC forces.
www.acig.org /artman/publish/printer_219.shtml   (2109 words)

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Iran’s air forces are divided between the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) and Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Air Force (IRGCAF).
Nonetheless, the Iranian air and air defense forces can count on the advantage conferred by strategic depth and a domestic military-industrial capacity, which has enabled Iran to keep aloft an aging aircraft fleet in the face of wars and sanctions.
Iran’s senior military leaders know that its air forces would not be able to resist an invasion by a major power such as the United States.
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 CIA - The World Factbook -- Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling monarchy was overthrown and the shah was forced into exile.
Iran has been designated a state sponsor of terrorism for its activities in Lebanon and elsewhere in the world and remains subject to US economic sanctions and export controls because of its continued involvement.
Iran's economy is marked by a bloated, inefficient state sector, over reliance on the oil sector, and statist policies that create major distortions throughout.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/ir.html   (1441 words)

 IIAF - F-4
The outbreak of the Iraq-Iran War on the afternoon of September 22, 1980, resulted in the newly re-organized Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) having to rely heavily on its F-4 Phantom units.
This legendary veteran fighter-bomber was definitely the star of the Iranian Air Force during the eight-year war with Iraq, performing virtually every combat role, from pure fighter to deep-penetration interdictor.
That day, US forces in the area were also active and their warships warned off the low-flying Iranian strike package several times.
www.iiaf.net /aircraft/jetfighters/F4/f4.html   (2122 words)

 Iranian dailies urge probe into tragic air crash
Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA-Two morning dailies on Saturday commented on last week's tragic crash of an Iran's Air Force C-130 plane calling for a transparent investigation to be launched to single out the parties responsible for the air tragedy.
The article further stressed being "outnumbered, outgunned and starved of spare parts through unjust US sanctions," the IRIAF managed to maintain the upper hand in the air against Saddam's air force during the 1980-88 imposed war against Iran.
Emphasizing that Iran's media community was hardly hit by the crash as it lost 74 journalists, it stressed that the media is not likely to soon forget about this story.
www.payvand.com /news/05/dec/1078.html   (311 words)

 Fanning the Flames: Chapter 6
The Logistics Support Centre of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force moved into the NIOC offices early in the war, along with the Technical Supply Office of the Iranian Navy, from their more modest quarters at 15 Young Street, by Kensington Gardens.
Ford's case is unique, for although he was forced to come into contact with the fl market brokers, his entire operation was conducted with the knowledge and the approval of the Australian and New Zealand governments.
Iran soon realized the limits of the fl market, and began to turn with mounting frequency to Eastern block countries such as North Korea, which in 1985 accounted for more than 40% of Iran's arms purchases.
www.iran.org /tib/krt/fanning_ch6.htm   (9765 words)

 Iran reveals combat-proven PGM family   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Iran has developed a range of powered and unpowered stand-off precision guided munitions (PGMs) that is now firmly established in service with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF).
Iran’s first generation of air-launched PGMs has been developed by the missile manufacturing companies of the Iranian Ministry of Defence (and not the well-established Aerospace Industries Organisation, builder of Iran’s surface-to-surface guided weapons).
The two systems were in successful operational IRIAF service by the mid-point of the Iran-Iraq war (which lasted from 1980 to 1988), according to Iranian sources.
www.janes.com /defence/air_forces/news/jalw/jalw021204_1_n.shtml   (488 words)

 Islamic Republic of Iran Air Arms OrBat
Ex Iraqi AF aircraft flown in by pilots that fled to Iran during the 2nd Gulf War and that are not taken up by the IRIAF, are stored here.
Iran still operates a large fleet of Herculesses even after the arms-embargos were established.
Stationed in the South of Iran at Bushehr Heliport and Bandar Abbas Navy Field are the SH-3Ds of the IRINA or Islamic Republic of Iranian Navy Aviation that was called the Imperial Iranian Navy pre-revolution.
www.scramble.nl /mil/4/iran/orbat.htm   (1126 words)

 UPI Hears ... - (United Press International)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Today, too, we have one of the mightiest air forces in the Middle East region." Pardis proudly compared the new plane's capabilities to the air forces of other regional countries.
In an oblique reference to the military forces of both the "Zionist Entity" (Israel) and the "Great Satan" (U.S.) Pardis said, "It does not make any difference for the IRIAF from where or when the threat might originate, we are prepared for defense at all times.
The arrival of four Belgian Air Force F-16 NATO fighters along with 100 support personnel at Lithuania's Zoknyai aerodrome near Shaulyai has brought changes to the sleepy town.
www.washtimes.com /upi-breaking/20040416-120115-8573r.htm   (661 words)

 We Are Ready to Stand Against All Anti-Iranian Movements: Moshiri
TEHRAN, April 17 (MNA) -– The Operational Deputy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) Brigadier General Siavosh Moshiri, here Friday announced the army is prepared for the defense against all anti-Iranian movements.
“Since the inception of the Islamic Revolution, the armed forces have implemented their operations on the basis of Islamic jurisprudence and the Constitution,” he said.
He went on to say that the air force in conjunction with the ground and marine forces should continue to develop cohesive policies toward continued success.
www.mehrnews.com /en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=71362   (263 words)

 HOME OF M.A.T.S. - The most comprehensive Grumman F-14 Reference Work - by Torsten Anft!
BuNos 160299 to 160378 (F-14A-90/95-GR) were built for Iran with the last one (BuNo 160378) remaining in the US after the islamic revolution in Iran.
After the islamic revolution (Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force) and reorientation of Iran and its good relations to the USSR the Navy was quickly changing its AN/AWG-9 radar and AIM-54 missile systems.
Iran - with the help of Russian experts and technology - is comprehensively upgrading its F-14 fleet involving a new radar, engine and a glass cockpit.
www.anft.net /f-14/f14-squadron-iiaf.htm   (311 words)

 Iranian F-14 Tomcat Units in Combat Book Review by Ken Bowes (Osprey Publishing)
Number 49 in the series focuses on the use of the F-14 Tomcat by the Air Force of Iran from delivery in 1977 to the end of the Iran-Iraq War in 1988.
The access to Iranian veterans both in and outside of Iran and careful research of contemporary reporting ensures that the subject is covered comprehensively.
This enabled the IRIAF to keep upwards of 30 aircraft operational during the war although at times this dropped to as low as 10.
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 Neptunus Lex - Rhythms, part 8
The cat fires and the lieutenant rattles down the deck and into the morning air, whooping with the savage joy of an alert launch in a tactical environment, of being first airborne, of a good, hard catapult shot, of flying fighters, of being young.
The Air Boss clears him to cross the bow, and he reverses his from his left hand clearing turn ("Right off the bow cats, left off the waist"), raises the gear and flaps and deselects the afterburners: No sense wasting fuel on the front end. 
On the carrier's bridge, the CO takes the deck back from the Air Boss as the alert tanker roars into the sky.
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 Amazon.com: Combat Aircraft 37: Iranian F-4 Phantom II Units in Combat: Books: Farzad Bishop,Jim Laurier   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Different versions of the jet have provided the backbone of the frontline strength of the Iranian air force since the 1970s, and whole generations of Iranian pilots and ground personnel have been trained to fly and maintain them.
In 1980 the fledgling Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) was still in a state of deep shock.
The advantages that Iran initially had in the air and eventually lost to Iraq over the years as the war dragged on and the rest of the world opened up to Saddam Hussein.
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