Iran Unveils New Trainer-Fighter Supersonic Jet + Video

Tue Feb 10, 2015 09:45:38

The Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) has announced the unveiling of an advanced trainer-fighter jet named ‘Saegheh-2’ and its delivery to Iran’s air force.

The double-cockpit supersonic Saeqeh 2 fighter jet has been designed and manufactured by experts and engineers of Defense Ministry's Aerospace Industries Organization and in cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF), Iran's Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Monday.

The fighter jet will do close-range cover and backup tactical missions as well as advanced pilot training missions, he added.

The commander noted that the new jet is the second generation of Saeqeh model which has been manufactured with enhanced combat capabilities.

The aircraft has been equipped with Electro Avionics systems and advanced weapons to enhance the training of pilots.

Hatami added that the plane is capable of engaging in intense aerial missions.

Saeqeh was unveiled as a prototype in 2004 and later became operational in 2006. The jet is Iran’s second domestically-developed fighter with many calling it the Iranian F-18.

The bomber has the ability to track down enemy aircraft, engage in combat, target locations on the ground, and carry a load of assorted weapons and ammunition.

In the recent years, Iran has made great achievements in the defense sector and gained self-sufficiency in essential military hardware and defense systems.

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