TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced on Monday that his ministry has overhauled 20 helicopters and brought them back into action for the country’s different military forces.
“The experts and staff of the Defense Ministry’s Aviation Industries Organization have overhauled 20 helicopters of the Armed Forces at PANHA (helicopter manufacturing) company and we are now observing their delivery to Iran’s honorable Armed Forces,” Dehqan said in Tehran today.
The minister said the 20 helicopters belonged to different categories and models, including “205, 212, 214, 412, SH, RH, CH and Mil”.
Iran’s Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan (L) and Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari (R)
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
In November, the newly-overhauled SH3D combat helicopter came back into operation in a ceremony attended by senior Iranian commanders.
The helicopter came back into operation for the Navy after nearly 20 months of overhaul repairs and seven months of tests.
Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Abdul-Rahim Mousavi and Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari were present in the ceremony.