Iranian air force to hold extensive exercise on Monday

The Iranian air force will begin an extensive exercise Monday in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman in order to raise "its operational and support capability," the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Sunday. "In this maneuver there will be long-distance flights of around 3,600 km along with aerial refueling from tanker to fighter jet and from fighter jet to fighter jet," Reuters quoted IRNA as saying. The exercise will also reportedly include Iranian jets flying at low altitudes over the waters of the Gulf to a distance of 700 kilometers.