Iran has showcased its new military vehicles that include Qaher F-313 stealth fighter jet, Kowsar trainer at an during an exhibition at the Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) in Tehran.
The taxi test of the new stealth fighter was performed during the exhibition on Saturday.
Footage of the prototype taxiing along the runway released by the Iranian media however does not show the aircraft taking off.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during the event said that the country did not need “permission” to strengthen its armed forces.
“We don’t ask for permission from others to reinforce our armed forces, don’t ask for permission to manufacture our missiles, our jets,” Rouhani was quoted as saying by RT.
The production of the Qaher F-313 and Kowsar jets is “a prelude to the production of heavy aircraft,” Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan told the media, announcing plans for domestic production of heavy jet engines.
The Qaher F-313 stealth fighter jet was unveiled in February 2013, sparking a heated debate among various military experts, as many critics claimed the plane to be a “hoax” and a “fiberglass model,” citing the small dimensions of the plane, unconventional wing shape, small air intakes, and no visible engine nozzles.
Iran does not need “permission to build missiles,” in an apparent response to recent sanctions by the United States on the Islamic Republics ballistic missile program. “Iran will ask no souls permission to build missiles,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying by Press TV on Saturday
Irans Army Ground Force on Sunday showcased its recent technological achievements, including home-grown Heidar-6 tactical military vehicle and sniper rifle. In a ceremony held in Tehran two days ahead of the National Army Day, Heidar-6 tactical military vehicle, equipped with a 73mm gun was unveiled
Russian Helicopters and Irans Industrial Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) have planned a joint venture to assemble KA-226 and Anset light civilian helicopters. The JV to assemble light civilian helicopters in Iran was announced by Russian Helicopters firm last week
Iran has unveiled its new home-made main battle tank, ‘Karrar and has announced plans to mass-produce it. “The tank can compete with the most advanced tanks in the world in the three main areas of power, precision and mobility, as well as maintenance and durability in the battleground,” Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan was quoted as saying by FARS news Sunday
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