Baku, Azerbaijan, July 25
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran launched a home-made simulator for Mig-29 fighter jet during a ceremony attended by Mohammad Bakhshandeh, deputy commander of Iran's air force.
Bakhshandeh said that the Islamic Republic air force has achieved self-sufficiency in manufacturing simulators.
The Iranian commander said that the home-made simulators are enhancing Iranian pilots' skills, the country's Fars news agency reported July 25.
He expressed hope that the air force's operational capabilities will increase via using domestically-made simulators.
The Islamic Republic army's air force has manufactured Sukhoi Su-24 and Mirage fighters' simulators as well.
Iranian media outlets report that the country has made huge progress in designing and developing various types of military simulators in recent years. Simulators help cadets receive better training and test their piloting and shooting skills in various weather conditions.
Last year, Iran unveiled and launched its first home-made Mirage fighter jet simulator in a ceremony attended by commander of Iran air force, Brigadier General Hassan Shahsafi.
The product helps the country save millions of dollars.
Tehran has established an arms development program during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s to counter the weapons embargo imposed on it by the U.S. and its Western allies.
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