Iran is developing three domestically-designed helicopters including a radar-evading chopper, according to Iran Press TV.
The helicopters are being made by Iran Helicopters Logistics and Renovation Organization (IHLRO), affiliated with Iran's Civil Aviation Organization (CAO).
"Besides overhauling all helicopters, the IHLRO has designed three types of helicopters in three different categories to meet the country's future needs," Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Ahmad-Abadi, the IHLRO managing director told Press TV.
Semi-heavy 14-seater Homa helicopter is "radar-evading" and could carry weapons, adding that the twin-engine 8-seater Saba "will be able to meet marine, rescue and relief as well as transportation needs. The third helicopter would be used in military training," he added.
On September 1, Iran unveiled two domestically-manufactured state-of-the-art radar systems – Arash-2 and Kayhan – capable of detecting stealth aircraft and long-distance targets.
Kayhan, which is a two-dimensional radar system, is capable of detecting and tracking hostile aerial targets, including conventional aircraft and stealth jets that fly on high altitudes.
The Arash-2 radar system can track targets at an altitude of around 100,000 feet.
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