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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Iran unveils indigenous supersonic fighter jet

Iran's Defense Ministry has unveiled a new domestically-built advanced supersonic trainer fighter jet, named Saeqeh 2 (Thunderbolt 2).

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.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10/2/15 10:45

    This Saeqeh 2 fighter is essentially not a new plane, it is a restyled, overhauled and modernized F-5F Tiger II, as is indicated by its serial number on the nose section (3-7182). The tail section is doubled and newly added (see at: 0:27), as was with the Saeqeh. Also, no stealth features were added. The canopy still has the same white colour, in contrast with (for example) the Jordanian F-16s (Block 15MLU), which have a characteristic orange coloured canopy.


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