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(VIDEO) Iran Conducts Missile Attack Simulation on Israeli F-35 Base

(VIDEO) Iranian media stated that the simulation attack on Palmachim Air Base which housed the country's fifth generation F-35 fighter jets demonstrated Iran's capability to retaliate against any party attacking any region of Iran.

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(DEFENCE SECURITY ASIA) – Iran Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has conducted a missile attack simulation targeting the Palmachim Air Base near Tel Aviv, which houses the country’s F-35 fighter squadron and its satellite launch center.

 In the attack simulation, the IRGC launched “Emad” and “Qadr” missiles at the Israeli Air Force base.

The simulation was observed by IRGC commander Hossein Salami, who declared the attack simulation highly successful.

As reported by Tasnim news agency, the missile attack simulation on the Israeli Air Force base hosting F-35 fighter jets was conducted in celebration of the 45th “Guards Day.”

 Videos of the missile attack simulation on the Israeli Air Force base were also broadcast by Iranian television stations.

 According to Iranian media reports, the “Emad” and “Qadr” missiles used in the simulation were equipped with high-powered explosives, and their range had been enhanced.

Both missiles are capable of striking targets up to 1,700km away.

Iranian media stated that the simulation attack on Palmachim Air Base demonstrated Iran’s capability to retaliate against any party attacking any region of Iran.

 Last month, speaking from Palmachim Air Base, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel would not hesitate to attack Iran, which he accuses of being responsible for attacks carried out by its proxy groups.

 In July, Israel confirmed its agreement to spend $3 billion (RM13.5 billion) to add another 25 F-35 fighter jets to its air force, bringing the total number of fifth-generation fighters it will have to 75.

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Pangkalan Udara Palmachim, Israel

 

Currently, the Israeli Air Force owns 50 F-35I “Adir” aircraft.

The United States Department of Defense has reportedly provided Israel with “mission data files” containing detailed information on targets in the Gaza Strip to aid the F-35 aircraft used by the Israeli Air Force.

The Lockheed Martin-made F-35 aircraft, used by the Israeli Air Force, features several unique technical upgrades compared to F-35s used by other countries and is named F-35I “Adir.”

“Following the conflict that erupted with Hamas on October 7, the United States Department of Defense has provided Israel with ‘mission data files,'” according to Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante.

“Mission data files” are described as the “brain” of fighter aircraft, containing detailed and comprehensive data on threats and targets that need to be addressed.

F-35 Adir
Israel’s F-35 “Adir” with US-supplied bombs

 

Senior officials at the United States Department of Defense also stated that they have added some “capabilities” to the F-35 aircraft in a short period, which they did not disclose.

 “The F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) moved quickly to support America’s closest ally and partner in the Middle East, Israel, by accelerating the provision of weapons capabilities and spare parts for the F-35,” said Virginia representative Rob Wittman, as quoted by the country’s defense media. — DSA

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