3 surveillance-training Chakavak aircraft join Iran’s naval fleet

ISNA – Three surveillance-training Chakavak aircraft joined Iran’s naval fleet on Tuesday.

During the ceremony held in Bandar Abbas, Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said, “We seek to boost knowledge, science and skills of our pilots in naval fleet”.

The aircraft has been designed and manufactured by a domestic knowledge-based company.

This is a light aircraft designed for both surveillance and training purposes, which can fly up to 14000 feet. Powered by a single engine, Chakavak can have 4.5 hours of consistent flight.

With a takeoff weight of 750kg and an in-flight weight of 500kg, the aircraft can carry two people.