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Aircraft. Iran announces new heavy fighter jets

Air Force of Asian Country is also equipping drones

Iran’s Air Force announced the production of a new heavy fighter jet. General Hamid Vahedi talked about this project that will try to repeat the success of Kowsar aircraft. Engines and avionics will be the same of Iranian F-5 fighters, then there will be an improvement in the radar capabilities after other upgrades in this sector in last times.

Vahedi talked about Teheran’s progress in air-to-air missiles with a bigger choice about Sidewinder range for F-5 jets. Iran is really interested in industry of drones too. One of the Karrar unmanned plane succeeded in dropping a 500-pound bomb which is going to become a weapon with pinpoint accuracy. Air Force is determined to furnish missiles to Ababil-3 drones, but there will be also the equipment of Ababil and Kaman UAVs with Qaem-1 and Qaem-5 smart bombs.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency
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