Security, Middle East
Recent events may suggest so.
Two incidents in late August 2018 involving Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force F-5F Tiger II fighter jets underscored the ongoing crisis in Iran’s air force.
On Aug. 21, Iran unveiled what it described as a new, fourth-generation fighter jet. Iranian president Hassan Rouhani even sat in the plane’s cockpit and posed for photographs.
One problem. The aircraft in question was conspicuously an F-5F, one of the 17 Iran bought from...