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    IRIAF | News and Discussions

    Hypothetical situation. Let's say there is an airbase in Syria for Iran to work alongside Russian and Syrian forces. Iran has the following assets in the base. 1.) 42 SU-22 bombers with IRGC upgrade package and new avionics. 2.) 24 Kowsar 3.) 24 Panha Toufan combat helicopters 4.) 12...
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    IRIAF | News and Discussions

    I agree, but I think you misunderstood. I am not saying Iran should simply keep those SU-22's that they have upgraded. They should make brand new SU-22 airframes, with newly built AL-21 engines, with modern avionics, that at the minimum are competitive with the recently done IRGC upgrade...
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    IRIAF | News and Discussions

    The war in Ukraine has taught the world a few things regarding modern combat. Air defense systems are significantly more important than air-to-air combat aircraft Drones are essential for combat missions, and for laser/guided artillery. Drones significantly reduce the need for air-to-ground...
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    Iranian military engine development news and updates

    That's great and all, but it still seems logical to me to start the things you know the best. J-85, J-79, AL-21, and R-25 engines. Iran operates these engines extensively, overhauls them, services them, etc. The F4 goes Mach 2.2... It's extremely reliable... The SU-22 goes Mach 2... It's...
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    Iranian military engine development news and updates

    Yes. Is Iran building brand new Kowsars with new materials, avionics packages, weapons capabilities, and new engines instead of just retrofitting existing airframes? Or are they only upgrading existing planes? If Russia would provide build specs for the AL-21 engine as well as air-frame design...
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    Iranian military engine development news and updates

    Do allies not share technology? You would think Russia would provide Iran with all the information it needs to build more antiquated engines like RD-33 and AL-21. Iran shouldn't have to reverse-engineer Russian technology. If Iran could reverse-engineer the J-85 (which it has done), the J-79...

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