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Iranian Air Force overhauls two Mirage F1 fighter aircraft 0508131

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World Air Force News - Iran
 
 
Iranian Air Force overhauls two Mirage F1 fighter aircraft.
 
Iranian experts in Shahid Nasser Habibi air base in Northeastern Iran managed to overhaul two Mirage F-1 fighter jets, the Air Force announced on Sunday, August 5, 2013. The Dassault Mirage F1 is a French air fighter and attack aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation as a successor of the Mirage III family. The first prototype made its maiden flight on 23 December 1966.
     
Iranian experts in Shahid Nasser Habibi air base in Northeastern Iran managed to overhaul two mirage F-1 fighter jets, the Air Force announced on Sunday, August 5, 2013. The Dassault Mirage F1 is a French air fighter and attack aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation as a successor of the Mirage III family. The first prototype made its maiden flight on 23 December 1966.
Mirage F1 of Iranian Air Force
     
The overhauling operations of the two fighter jets took 45,000 man/hours of work.

The two aircraft joined the Iranian Air Force fleet after making their maiden flights.

Iran announced in June that its experts in Shaheed Fakouri air base in Iran's Northwestern city of Tabriz are overhauling different types of aircraft, including the strategic Mig-29 and F-5 fighter jet.

"The (country's) second air base is in a high state of preparedness by overhauling its Mig-29 and F-5 fighter jets highly effectively and manufacturing different plane parts," General Massoud Rouzkhosh said.

"Considering Iran and the region's strategic and sensitive geographical situation, the armed forces should always remain in a state of full operational readiness," the pilot added.

In August 2012, a Mig-29 fighter jet of the Iranian Army conducted its test flight successfully after being overhauled by local experts.

The aircraft which was down for 12 years could experience its first flight after it was overhauled at Shaheed Fakouri air base, which took 21,000 man/hour of work.

The Iranian experts spent 24 months to overhaul the strategic fighter jet and mounted three types of modern electronic systems onto the aircraft in a bid to increase its technical and backup capabilities.