Iran says ready to export fighter jets, training aircraft
[PRESSTV] Iran says it is ready to export domestically built fighter jets after showcasing them to potential buyers during an upcoming air show on Kish Island.
Brigadier General Abdoklarim Banitarafi, head of Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), made the announcement on Monday, before the air show’s opening ceremony.
"We have already taken the necessary steps to export products that we are authorized to sell," he told news hounds, noting that Tehran will resume selling trainer jets as well.
Iran unveiled its first domestically designed and manufactured fighter jet named "Kowsar" during a defense show in Tehran in August.
The fourth-generation Iranian fighter jet is equipped with "advanced avionics and fire control systems" and can be used for short aerial support missions.
The plane can be manufactured in both single- and double-cockpit types, the latter of which can be used for advanced pilot training missions in addition to its combat capability, according to Fars news agency.
Posted by: Fred 2018-11-27