Iran to unveil new domestically-made jetfighter soon

Business Materials 9 February 2014 15:39

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.9

By Fatih Karimov - Trend:

Iran will unveil a new domestically designed advanced jetfighter, named Azarakhsh (lightning), the Tasnim News Agency quoted Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Air Force Brigadier General Alireza Barkhor as saying on February 9.

The jetfighter is currently passing its continuous testing phase, he added.

In August 2013, Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh the deputy commander of the Iranian Air Force announced that the new achievement would help eliminate the need to purchase fighter jets from other countries.

In recent years, the Defense Ministry has made significant achievements in the field of aerospace technology.

Iran unveiled its first domestically manufactured fighter jet, called the Azarakhsh (Lightning), in 2007. The Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) fighter plane was a follow-up aircraft derived from the Azarakhsh. Iran unveiled its first squadron of Saeqeh fighter jets in an air show in September 2010.