TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Managing Director of Iran Aviation Industries Organization Manouchehr Manteqi announced on Monday that Tehran will soon unveil the second version of its home-made Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) fighter jet.
“The number of homegrown innovations employed in this aircraft is at least three times more than the previous one,” he added.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Manteqi promised that from next year on, an average of one achievement in aviation industry will be unveiled each month.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
Azarakhsh (lightning) is Iran’s first domestically-manufactured combat jet.
Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) fighter jet is a follow-up aircraft, derived from Azarakhsh. Iran unveiled its first squadron of Saeqeh fighter-bombers in an air show in 2010.
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