Iran Building Version of U.S.-Designed Phoenix AAM
(Source: Forecast International; issued July 23, 2018)
TEHRAN --- Iran is building its own version of the AIM-54 Phoenix long-range air-to-air missile. The U.S. designed the Phoenix missile and sold it to Iran before the 1979 revolution.

The Faknor missile arms Iran's fleet of F-14 Tomcat fighters, but will also be integrated with other combat aircraft. The Iranian Ministry of Defense has launched the mass production of the missile.

Iran describes the Fakour as a state-of-the-art air-to-air missile.

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