Defense minister: Iran to design new fighter jets
The Islamic Republic of Iran has the manufacture of new fighter jets on its agenda, IRNA quoted Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi assaying on Monday.
Brigadier General Vahidi noted that Iranian Air Force is cooperating in manufacture of the new military aircraft with Defense Ministry experts.
"Different jet fighters, their maintenance, upgrading them, designing and manufacture of jet fighters such as Azarakhsh, Saeqeh, as well as other new airplanes is the sign of genius, knowledge and domestic technology, and booming of country's defense industries in the peak of sanctions unilaterally imposed by US," he added.
He enumerated several factors such as bravery of Iranian soldiers in fulfilling their missions and the fact that thousands of young soldiers were martyred to help Iran to reach the position as it is now.
Brigadier General also announced the delivery of a new submarine to the Islamic Republic of Iran's Navy in August to carry out its missions in the Persian Gulf waters.
"This submarine is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and advanced weapons, high maneuver capabilities and suitable underwater operation capabilities," he added.