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Iranian heliport receives Bell 214s (gallery)

11th July 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Babak Taghvaee in Ankara

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The second air base/heliport of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard of Corps (IRGCAA), named Seyyed al-Shahada, was officially established during a ceremony on 4 July 2017 and aircraft were delivered shortly after the opening.

The event took place almost 18 months after the army aviation branch of IRGC was created further to an order by Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic regime of Iran, on 20 February 2016.

Two days after establishment of the air base, IRGCAA received three Bell 214As and one Bell 206B from the Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) on 6 July following a

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