Iran reportedly is expanding its air force’s capability for long-range bombing runs. In an expose published last week, Jane’s Defense Weekly reported that the Iranian air force has been practicing aerial refueling so that its warplanes can deliver heavy ordnance — potentially with nuclear warheads — at greater ranges in case of war with Israel or the United States. According to Jane’s, the recent defense pact between Tehran and Damascus means that Iranian planes can use Syrian airspace for their training as well.
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