Iran to manufacture new generation fighter jets

Posted on February 20, 2012

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Iran will start manufacturing new generation fighter jets, Fars News Agency quotes Iranian Defense Minister, Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi as saying.

Vahidi stressed that the new, fourth generation of Iranian fighter jets have upgraded technical characteristics. He added that the country plans to continue development in this direction.

Last month, Vahidi said that Iran will unveil new maritime patrol aircraft soon, taking another step toward national modern defense technology.

The new aircraft enjoy long flight time, optical and radar subsystems as well as interception and surveillance applications. It can drop ammunition as well.

Over the past years, Iran has gained considerable progresses in defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in manufacturing key military equipment and systems, despite sanctions against the country by the UN Security Council, the U.S. and the E.U. over the country’s refusal to abandon peaceful nuclear work.

The country has repeatedly announced that its military might is merely based on defense doctrine and deterrence of any attack and poses no threat to other countries.

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