Iran unveils two indigenous helicopters

helicopterIran has unveiled two domestically-produced helicopters at the sixth aerospace industry exhibition in the country’s southern Kish Island in the Persian Gulf.

At the four-day event, the Iranian military showcased two semi-heavy and medium-weight military choppers, Panha-1 and Panha-2, which can carry 14 and 8 people, respectively

Their main task is to provide logistical support for the armed forces and take part in military missions.

Shahriar, a completely overhauled medium-lift, twin-engine helicopter with a capacity of 20 passengers, was also displayed during the ceremony.

Speaking during the inauguration ceremony of the exhibition, Managing-Director of Iranian Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) Manouchehr Manteqi said Iran is ready to export the two indigenous choppers.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in the defense sector and gained self-sufficiency in the production of essential military hardware and defense systems.

By Press TV


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