Head of the Iranian Army’s Air Force Training Division, Manouchehr Yazdani, discussed the importance of flight simulators in combat pilot training, saying that Iranian experts had recently begun designing and creating simulators, achieving significant successes in the field over the past three years. According to Yazdani,Iran currently manufactures sophisticated and modern simulators of Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer) planes. Until recently,Iran’s flight crews would undergo training in Russia and Ukraine, but everyone now has reached a consensus, which was also confirmed by experts in these countries, namely that the simulators built by the Iranian air force itself were far more effective. Yazdani continued by saying that three years ago, Iran also operated simulators for F-14 combat planes (American from the Shah’s era).
Source: Iran Daily Brief