Iranian colonel: Iran's air force achieved self-sufficiency, unprecedented
Along with Iran's maintenance of its sovereignty, the country under sanctions has also been able to develop self-sufficient aircraft and weaponry.
The commander of the Bandar Abbas airbase in southern Iran confirmed that the Gulf's skies, the Sea of Oman, in addition to the region in general are monitored around the clock by the Iranian Army's Air Force.
Colonel Mohsen Heydarian, commander of the Abdul Karimi airbase in Bandar Abbas, said, "The Gulf and the Oman Sea regions are under constant surveillance, and no enemy dares to approach Iranian airspace."
Heydarian, during his speech, pointed out that the air force was the first to achieve self-sufficiency among the armed forces, as it championed maintenance and modernization of its equipment and aircraft, which the Americans have withheld for years.
He continued to explain that the aviation industry is a complex industry - no country can afford to maintain its air equipment, but Iran's air force was able to achieve self-sufficiency with the help and coordination with the Iranian youth.
He concluded, "At the present time, the air force has entered the field of manufacturing fighter jets, which have also begun to fly, which is an indication of our ability to benefit from national capabilities."
The commander of the Iranian Air Force, Brigadier-General Hamid Wahedi, contended that Iran has become a force for aircraft production in the region.
Wahedi added, in a television interview, that "Iranian experts have been able to achieve tremendous achievements in the manufacture of combat aircraft, drones, radar, and anti-aircraft devices in accordance with the latest caliber of modern technologies."