22 May 2024

The Iranian Army’s Military Aircraft: Are they obsolete due to poor maintenance?

Military aviation is a crucial element of national defense, providing essential strategic and tactical capabilities. For the Iranian army, the fleet of military aircraft represents a fundamental pillar of its military power. However, questions persist as to the condition of these aircraft, particularly with regard to their maintenance and obsolescence. This essay […]
12 September 2023

Iran turns to Russia for fighter jets

Iran is looking to modernize its aging air fleet by acquiring state-of-the-art fighter jets from Russia. However, many obstacles stand in the way of this quest, including economic constraints, geopolitical concerns and the reluctance of Russia and China to supply such equipment. Iran aspires to bolster its air capacity by acquiring modern […]
6 September 2023

Iran strengthens its air fleet with Russian Yak-130 advanced trainers

Iran recently took delivery of Russian-made Yak-130 advanced trainer aircraft, marking a significant step forward for its air fleet. These aircraft could play a crucial role in the modernization of the Iranian air force, and have implications on the international stage, particularly in the context of the war in Ukraine. A new […]