VIDEO: Iranian F-14 Escorts Russian Bomber against ISIS in Syria

Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:28:53

Persian Tomcat and Russian Bear fly together during a strike mission against ground targets in Syria, Al-Alam News Network reports.

 

VIDEO: Iranian F-14 Escorts Russian Bomber against ISIS in Syria

Something really interesting details have been exposed by the material released by Russia’s MoD lately.

Indeed, as you can see in the video below, IRIAF (Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force) F-14 Tomcat interceptors escorted Russian Air Force Tu-95 Bear bombers flying in Iranian airspace during their 9h 30mins missions (from Engels airbase and back, along the Iraq-Iran-Caspian Sea 6,500 km-long corridor) against terrorist targets in Syria.

With the US Navy retiring the legendary F-14 in September 2006, nowadays the IRIAF is the only operator of the Tomcat, a type of aircraft that Tehran has kept airworthy throughout the years.

Not only did the Iranians keep some F-14s in active service but they have also upgraded it with some domestic avionics upgrades and weapons that should extend the life of the last flying Tomcats until 2030.

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