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Iranian F-14 tomcat fighters crash landed

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    Old news from May.
     
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    They had one couple days ago, news could be a duplication.
     
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    The idea is without spare parts the American technology is sitting ducks, hence falling from sky.
     
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    Sitting ducks are sitting, so there is no way they can fall from the sky. And Iran doesnt need any American help to maintain these aircrafts as there are 50 year old aircrafts still flying in Iran, which might be a problem but they dont have any other solution until they can either produce new aircrafts which they are working on, or purchase some new planes when some of the sanctions are lifted by 2020 which they might do.
     
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    Excerpt only, details in link below:

    Tehran turned to the black market, paying huge sums to shady middlemen to sneak F-14 parts into Iran. American authorities became aware of the illicit trade as early as 1998. In March of that year, federal agents arrested Iranian-born Parviz Lavi at his home in Long Island, charging him with violating U.S. export law by attempting to buy up spare parts for the F-14’s TF-30 engine and ship them to Iran via The Netherlands. Lavi got five years in prison plus a $125,000 fine.

    The arrests came in a steady drumbeat. In 1998, an aircraft parts vendor in San Diego told U.S. customs officials that Multicore Ltd. in California had requested price information for air intake seals used only on the F-14. Agents arrested Multicore’s Saeed Homayouni, a naturalized Canadian from Iran, and Yew Leng Fung, a Malaysian citizen.

    “Bank records subpoenaed by the Customs Service showed that Multicore Ltd. had made 399 payments totaling $2.26 million to military parts brokers since 1995 and had received deposits of $2.21 million,” The Washington Post reported. The company shipped parts mostly through Singapore.
    The feds began investigating 18 companies that had supplied airplane components to Multicore.

    In September 2003, U.S. authorities nabbed Iranian Serzhik Avasappian in a South Florida hotel as part of a sting operation. Agents had shown Avasappian several F-14 parts worth $800,000 and arrested him after he offered to buy the components.
    “While these components may appear relatively innocuous to the untrained eye, they are tightly controlled for good reason,” Immigration and Customs Enforcement interim agent Jesus Torres said in a statement. “In the wrong hands, they pose a potential threat to Americans at home and abroad.”

    Even with U.S. authorities tamping down on the illicit trade in F-14 parts, Iran persisted. After shutting down Multicore, the feds confiscated the firm’s Tomcat components and sent them to the Defense Department’s surplus-parts office. In 2005, a company — allegedly Iranian — bought the very same parts from the military.

    The parts war escalated after the U.S. Navy retired its last F-14s in 2006, leaving Iran as the type’s only operator. In 2007, U.S. agents even seized four intact ex-U.S. Navy F-14s in California — three at museums and one belonging to a producer on the military-themed T.V. show JAG — charging that the F-14s had not been properly stripped of useful parts that could wind up in Iranian hands.

    Even so, the underground trade in Tomcat parts continues, with shady companies scouring the planet for leftover components. In early 2014, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigated Israeli arms dealers that it said had twice tried to send F-14 spares to Iran.


    Iran's Air Force Flies American-Made F-14 Tomcats
     
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    after 2007 there simply is no spacre part available or even tools to make those spares in all western hemisfer , after that year all the spares are made in Iran. the plane need to spend three time the amount it fly in maintenance so there is noway iran used the lefovers parts(if any was available) to fly the plane
     
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    Guys....planes do crash ...why is it that when it happens in Iran we always try to blame it on some issue related to politics..!!!! just saying :undecided:
     
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    until now as i know at least 3 US planes crashed, maybe they lack spare part too.:lol::lol:
     
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    I wouldn't expect anything less from these clowns!
     
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    I haven't seen any crash news in Iranian media
    I'm sure that is old news or fake (probably old news)
     
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    yeah me too, probably it's referring to an old incident or just a propaganda.
     
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