Iranian-made helicopter passes flight test
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 16
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
An Iranian-made 14-seat helicopter has successfully passed its first flight test, General Mohammad Ali Ahmadabadi, Managing Director of Iran's Helicopter Renovation and Logistics Company (PANHA) said.
Now the final tests are carried out on the semi-heavy "Homa" helicopter, Ahmadabadi said, the country's official IRNA news agency reported Feb. 16.
Homa, which is the third Iran-made helicopter, can be armed with various weapon systems and also equipped with a radar-evading capability.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its military sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems, according to the country's media.
In 2012 Iran presented two domestically made helicopters dubbed "Panha 1" and "Panha 2."
Panha 1 is a medium-class helicopter model, capable of carrying 14 people, and is suitable for both military and non-military use. Panha 2 model is smaller, a light-weight class model, capable of carrying eight passengers.
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