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News number: 9107163522

17:42 | 2013-04-22

Defence

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Iranian Air Force Overhauls F-4 Fighter Jet, Boeing 707

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Air Force experts have overhauled an F-4 fighter jet and a Boeing-707 passenger plane, the Iranian army announced on Monday.



A report by the Iranian army website said that Iranian experts at the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) are now through with the overhauling operations of the F-4 and the Boeing-707.

The Iranian experts have spent two years and 17,000 man-hours of labor to overhaul the fighter jet.

Meantime, the overhauling process of Boeing-707 cargo plane took 18 months and 80,000 man-hours of work.

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 in Iran's Northwestern city of Tabriz, 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.