Procurement: Chinese Parts for Iranian F-14s


February 10, 2008: China has been supplying Iran with parts for its U.S. F-14 aircraft. These include parts from retired F-14s, that were sold to authorized dealers (who agreed not to export the parts to Iran.) But China has also supplied Iran with custom made F-14 components, for parts that were not obtainable from the United States. Finally, China was discrete about all this, until recent investigations of Iran's F-14 support program, began to bring out more details. More Iranians are fleeing their homeland, and bringing more details of secret programs, with them. The Chinese support for the Iranian F-14s has been going on for years.


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