Tehran to unveil second generation of Saeqeh fighter jets

File photo shows Iran’s domestically-developed fighter jet, Saeqeh.

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.
 An advanced model of Saeqeh fighter jet, named Saeqeh 2, will be unveiled in the near future as one of the latest achievements of Iran’s aviation industries, Manteqi said in a ceremony in Tehran.

“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.

By Tasnim News Agency

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