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.
He said the aircraft has been built on the basis of a new design which has maximized its combat power, adding that the plane has also been equipped with advanced electro-avionics and weapons systems to train pilots for flying with the existing or new heavy fighters.
A senior Iranian Air Force commander said on Sunday that the country is planning to build a new high-tech combat aircraft capable of tracking US and Israeli modern and stealth planes.
"We will manufacture an aircraft on Saeqeh platform which will be equipped with Fourth generation (and even higher) avionics," Commander of Air Force's Owj Complex Colonel Houshang Monfaredzadeh said in an interview with FNA.
"Iran is reaching a level of expertise that it would soon be able to manufacture a totally different aircraft in terms of electronic, radar and avionics systems as well as weaponry equipment," Monfaredzadeh added.
Iran on Monday unveiled two indigenized hovercrafts in its Northern territorial waters in the Caspian Sea. The Two hovercrafts were unveiled in a ceremony to mark the 36th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran (1979) at the Naval base of Bandar Anzali port city in the Northern province of Gilan, FARS news reported
Iran and Russia signed a defense and military cooperation agreement today but left out the contentious issue of S-300 missile delivery to Tehran. The agreement was signed by Irans Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in Tehran after two day negotiations between the two sides
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 deploys its new national missile defense system dubbed “real Iron Dome”, making its airspace the safest in the Middle East. “Today Iran's Air Defense System has provided our country with an Iron Dome in its real sense and Iran's airspace is the safest in the region," said Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabifard, vice speaker of Irans parliament was quoted as saying by Fars news agency
Iran has commenced mass production of its indigenous fighter jet, Saeqeh (Thunderbolt in Farsi). The twin-seater fighter jet has already gone through mass production, a spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran Airforce (IRIAF) announced on Wednesday
Russia has offered its latest Antey-2500 Anti-Aircraft missile to Iran, Rostec said Monday. The deal comes after S-300 missile surface-to-air contract with Iran was dropped under western pressure, Tass reported
Irans latest helicopter 'Homa is now at the final stage of testing, Managing-Director of Iran's Helicopter Renovation and Logistics Company (PANHA) General Mohammad Ali Ahmadabadi said. "The helicopter has been built as a result of the efforts of PANHA company and is a 14-seater chopper," Ahmadabadi was quoted as saying by Fars News Agency on Monday
Iran is constructing a highly-equipped warship to be used for training naval cadets. "Thanks to the measures adopted by the Navy commander, efforts of industry experts and assistance of academic centers, an equipped warship is being built in Iran for training purposes, whose launch will no doubt make trainings for the cadets more applied," Commander of the cadets Seyed Javad Hosseini was quoted as saying by FNA on Monday
Irans drones will now be equipped with high precision smart missiles travelling at supersonic speed, Fars news agency reported today. “The new drones are capable of destroying different types of aircraft that include fighter jets, drones and helicopters,” Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami was quoted as saying by Fars
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