Iran in­au­gu­rates fighter jet pro­duc­tion line

Tehran Times - - FRONT PAGE -

TEHRAN — Iran in­au­gu­rated on Satur­day pro­duc­tion line of do­mes­ti­cally-man­u­fac­tured su­per­sonic Kowsar fighter jet.

Kowsar is an ad­vanced fighter jet with a Close Air Sup­port (CAS) role that has made Iran one of the few coun­tries with the know-how of de­sign­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing such jets equipped with 4th gen­er­a­tion avionic and fire-con­trol sys­tems.

De­fense Min­is­ter Amir Hatami, who par­tic­i­pated in the cer­e­mony, said that pro­duc­tion of Kowsar fighter jet is a sym­bol of fight­ing the hege­mony and its ex­ces­sive de­mands.

He noted that pro­duc­tion of the fighter jet was a big step in line with re­duc­ing ef­fects of sanc­tions and boost­ing de­fense ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

He added that the coun­try will man­u­fac­ture more ad­vanced gen­er­a­tions of the war­plane in the fu­ture.

“To­day, we proudly an­nounce that we will spare no ef­fort in de­fend­ing the na­tional se­cu­rity and val­ues of the Is­lamic Rev­o­lu­tion and pro­tect­ing the coun­try’s borders,” he said.

Chief of the Ira­nian Army Ab­dol­rahim Mousavi, who also at­tended the cer­e­mony, de­scribed pro­duc­tion of the Kowsar fighter jet as a “valu­able ac­tion” which proved that sanc­tions are “in­ef­fec­tive”.

He added that Iran has stood against sanc­tions de­ter­minedly.

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