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Iran has presented its first domestically designed defense fighter-bomber jet with limited stealth capabilities. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stressed that the plane was designed for defense purposes, and will not be used for aggression.
Codenamed Qaher-313 ('Conqueror'), the jet is an advanced single-seat single-engine military plane. It is reportedly capable of engaging targets on the ground, as well as achieving air superiority in dogfights.
According to photos published by Fars news agency, the jet boasts impressive technical specifications, with a ‘stealth’ design similar to that of the US F-22 and Russian T-50. The large wingspan and inclined outward tail fins resembles the F-35, as well as the unusual-looking wings and modern seamless canopy. The jet may have been constructed using composite materials.
Iranian state TV has announced the production of laser-guided munitions and other advanced military equipment.
Among the latest developments announced Monday on Iranian state TV was the “Basir” precision-guided artillery shell.
Defense Minister General Ahmad Vahidi said the “Basir”, which translates as “insightful”, is an “intelligent” ammunition capable of identifying its own targets and effective at a range of up to 20 kilometers.
originally posted by: PLAYERONE01
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that maybe, just maybe Iran has been more than capable all the way along and the steaming piles of propaganda that the MSM have shoveled upon us over the years in regards to Iran have proved more than adequate in doing the job.
originally posted by: Oudoceus
One must remember, most military pilots in Muslim countries are chosen by who they are related to, not by ability. I knew a guy in the Air Force who "trained" these pilots. Some of these "princes" would expect to learn how to fly a 40 million dollar jet fighter when they didn't even know how to drive a car. They had drivers all their lives. Also when a Muslim fires a shot they often don't even aim. "If it is Allahs will the target will be hit>"