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Reports have indicate that the Shafaq will be a sub-sonic aircraft and will have a skin of radar-absorbing material.
The design for a new Iranian light attack aircraft the Shafaq / Shafagh appears to be a replay of a light fighter design developed more than 10 years ago at the Mikoyan design bureau in Moscow. This two-seat Advanced training and Attack aircraft appears to be based on the Russian-Iranian "Project Integral" and are fitted with Russian ejection seats. Reportedly there are plans are to produce three versions -- one two-seat trainer/light strike version and two one-seat fighter-bomber versions.
The Shafaq will feature many advanced technologies such as three LCD multifunctional displays (MFD), digital avionics and fly by wire (FBW), and hands-on-throttle-and-stick (HOTAS) flight control, and a head-up display (HUD). The aerodynamic performance of the aircraft will be enhanced by its exceptionally large leading edge root extensions (LERX) and a highly unusual circular section at the wing root. The platform also has seven stores hard points, three beneath each wing and one beneath the aircraft’s fuselage centerline, to carry various air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons. As it has been designed from the outset to have an additional air to ground strike role, the aircraft can serve as an attacker with little, if any, modification. As well, the Shafaq will boast a superbly long combat radius, due to its large fuel stores, incorporated into the design from its birth.