Iran has successfully tested an indigenously made fighter aircraft, Borhan, Tasnim News Agency reported Saturday.
According to the report, the fighter has been completely manufactured by the Iranian military experts and has successfully passed wind tunnel tests. Iran will also unveil a new model of Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) fighter jet soon.
“Iran’s military officials had already announced that the new generation of Saeqeh is a twin-seat fighter jet, which has more power, mobility, navigation equipment, fire power, pay load and operational range compared with its single-seat version. The new aircraft is ready to be unveiled,” Managing Director of the Iranian Aviation Industries Organization Manouchehr Manteqi was quoted as saying.
“The country’s experts have managed to design a concept fighter jet, dubbed Borhan, or B-92. A concept prototype of the Borhan fighter jet has been produced,” he said noting that the project will be developed if domestic and foreign investors are attracted.
Borhan is an optimized version of Shafaq fighter and currently, 70 percent of the detail design of the fighter is completed.
Some changes have been made in the design of the aircraft to boost its capabilities, compared to Shafaq fighter, including its vertical tail as well as the airfoil of its wings, the report said.
Tehran has always assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to the regional countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.
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Iran has launched indigenously-built combat fighter, Saeqeh 2 (Thunderbolt 2), on Monday for training purposes. "The double-cockpit supersonic fighter jet which has been designed and built by the defense ministry's aerospace industries organization in cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran's Air Force will do close-range cover and backup in tactical missions as well as advanced pilot training missions," Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami was quoted as saying by Fars News Agency
Iran has built a 27-meter-long missile, capable of delivering a warhead “far beyond Europe,” and placed it on a launch pad at a site close to Tehran. The missile could be used to launch spacecraft and carry warheads, an Israeli television report said Wednesday, Times Of Israel reported
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