Iran modernizing "Azaraksh" jet fighter
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 10 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iran is working on modernizing its "Azaraksh" jet fighter, director of Iran's Aviation Industries Organization, Manouchehr Manteghi said, speaking of Iran's latest progress with its jets and fighting aircrafts, ISNA reported.
Iran has recently announced that it has been manufacturing 2 new jets for pilot training, and those will become operational soon.
Iranian Air Force Deputy Commander for Training General Manouchehr Yazdani said Iran is in good supply of pilot training jets.
"Right now projects are underway in collaboration with the defense industry and defense ministry to supply more pilot training jets," Yazdani underscored.
"Kowsar 88 and Azarakhsh training jets are among the projects that are underway in this regard. The conceptual studies have been done and the blueprints have been fully prepared and we are witnessing very good progress in this field," he stated.
"Similar to 'Saeqeh' (Thunderbolt), these jets will come into operation soon," Yazdani stated.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in the defense sector and gained self-sufficiency in essential military hardware and defense systems.
The country has repeatedly made it clear that its military might is merely based on the state's defense doctrine of deterrence and that it poses no threat to other countries.