Its weapons and radar: Iran gave a "second life" to the Mirage fighters


Despite attempts to isolate Iran through massive sanctions pressure, this country, neglecting the attacks of enemies, is making progress in areas that require the development of high technology. This time, Tehran managed to give a “second life” to the aircraft created in the 1970s.


Amir Vahedi, deputy commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Air Force, said on Friday that local industry was able to equip Mirage F1 fighter radars and various other domestic equipment.

According to him, the self-made target detection equipment eliminated the previous shortcomings of the aircraft in the field of radar surveillance capabilities.

Moreover, the Mirages received weapons Iranian-made systems, which allowed equipping aircraft with various ammunition, including local cruise missiles with a range of up to 300 km.

According to the local PressTV publication, as a result of the work done, military vehicles of French origin can be deployed to carry out various missions, including those designed to "turn the table over to the enemy during the air war." They can also be used to support ground operations.

Mirages were originally delivered to Iraq. During the Gulf War in 1991, they, along with other aircraft, were evacuated to Iran. Tehran confiscated this technique as a partial compensation for the losses it suffered during the war with Baghdad in the 1980s.

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  1. Jack O'Neill 18 February 2020 02: 28 New
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    Mirage F1 is a good machine. It is interesting that the Iranians put behind the radar, at least a bit of what they said.
    1. Sgan 18 February 2020 07: 49 New
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      I would not even be afraid to call it another Iranian “help”
  2. Chigi 18 February 2020 02: 46 New
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    According to him, the self-made target detection equipment eliminated the previous shortcomings of the aircraft in the field of radar surveillance capabilities.

    At the same time, Mirages received Iranian-made weapons systems, which made it possible to equip aircraft with various ammunition, including local cruise missiles with a range of up to 300 km.

    You can fight on Mirages.
    But what impudence "received weapons systems of Iranian production" ....
  3. Victor_B 18 February 2020 03: 00 New
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    Iran gave a “second life” to Mirage fighters
    On bezrybe - you yourself will become a cancer.
  4. Russian_man 18 February 2020 03: 55 New
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    Well done, here are pleased! )) That's who needs to sell the SU-35! In good hands, and do not give a gift for nothing! At least, the technical side of the issue looks exactly that way ... But, more than aviation, I think they need radar and missile technology. It seems to me that even if they sell something from the forbidden list, they will "do their own thing" anyway, but they won’t shoot the office like impudent Chinese. In a word - well done! Keep it up !
  5. Thrifty 18 February 2020 05: 43 New
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    Life under the sanctions made it work out how it turned out. God grant that Russia does not extend these stupid sanctions anymore, and develop military-trade cooperation with Iran.
  6. rotmistr60 18 February 2020 05: 57 New
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    Sanctions pushed the Iranian military-industrial complex to move faster, which yielded results. I did not quite understand their figurative comparison
    “Turn the table over to the enemy during the air war”
    You could probably say easier - to give a fitting rebuff.
  7. bars1 18 February 2020 10: 16 New
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    I won’t be surprised if it becomes known that they put AFAR ...