Publishe Date: 2:48 PM - 2/18/2014 | Print

Iranian Army Overhauls C-130 Military Plane

Politics - Iranian experts repaired and overhauled a C-130 military plane used for transporting equipment and military forces.

The Maintenance and Logistics experts at the Martyr Major General Abbas Doran 7th Base in the Western city of Shiraz managed to overhaul the C-130 plane.

The overhauling operations of the plane took 23,000 man/hours of work.

The C-130 plane joined the Iranian Air Force fleet after making its maiden flight.

In October, Russian Air Force Commander Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev said he was surprised to see the Iranian Air Force’s capabilities in overhauling different types of airplanes.

“I witnessed the efforts made by the Iranian technicians in overhauling fighter jets and cargo planes and as an air force expert I was happy and surprised to see such progress,” Bondarev said after visiting Iran’s Shahid Babayee Air Base in Isfahan province.

“The Iranian Air Force’s capabilities in building parts and equipment and overhauling different types of planes and helicopters indicate that the international sanctions have not affected the activities of the Force,” he added.

The Iranian Air Force announced in August that the Iranian experts in Shahid Nasser Habibi air base in Northeastern Iran managed to overhaul two mirage F-1 fighter jets.

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 also 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.
 

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