Iran to build new generation of fighter jets

April 30, 2012 - 13:24 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - A senior commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Air Force (IRIAF) said the country plans to build a new generation of
the indigenous Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) fighter jets with enhanced radar
systems and smart munitions, according to Fars News Agency.

"The improvement of the systems of the Saeqeh fighter jets is
constantly underway by Iranian experts," IRIAF Deputy Commander for
Coordination Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh said.

He added that the IRIAF also plans to increase the range of missiles,
upgrade air-to-air missiles, boost the range of radars, and update
aircraft electronic systems in cooperation with Iran's Defense
Ministry.

The military commander further stated that the IRIAF would hold
different maneuvers during the current Iranian calendar year (started
on March 20) to display its capabilities.



From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress