Iran starts producing domestic fighter jet for its air force
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 3
Iran has started production of the locally-designed Kowsar fighter plane for use in its air force, Reuters reported referring to Iran's state television.
“Soon the needed number of this plane will be produced and put at the service of the Air Force,” Defence Minister Amir Hatami said at a ceremony on Saturday to launch the plane’s production, which was shown on television.
Iran says the Kowsar is “100-percent indigenously made” and able to carry various weapons and is to be used for short aerial support missions.