The ruling issued by Khamenei read: “Brigadier General Pilot Hamid Vahidi, in view of your commitment and fitness and the proposal of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, I appoint you as commander of the Air Force of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Vahidi, 56, trained on a Russian Su-24 fighter simulator from 2000 to 2001. He also held the position of acting commander of the Air Force since 2018.
Vahidi succeeds General Aziz Nasirzadeh in command of the Air Force, as part of a routine replacement of army commanders.
The Iranian Air Force has both Russian and American jet fighters in service.
Source: “Associated Press” + “Fares”