Ahmadinejad unveils Iran’s newest stealth fighter jet

Islamic Republic reveals 1st generation indigenous stealth fighter-bomber, capable of evading enemy’s radar; indicative of Iran’s will to ‘capture peaks,’ according to Iranian president



New fighter jet Photo: IRNA

New fighter jet – Photo: IRNA

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has unveiled the country’s newest fighter jet, which officials claim can evade radar.

Ahmadinejad said at a Saturday ceremony broadcast on state TV that Qaher-313, or Dominant-313, showed Iran’s will to “capture peaks.”

Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi says Qaher is “fully indigenous,” designed and built by Iranian aerospace experts.

אחמדינג'אד ליד המטוס (צילום: AFP)

President Ahmadinejad presents the jet – Photo: AFP

Photos released by the official IRNA news agency show Qaher as a single-seat jet, described as a fighter-bomber that can combat both other aircraft and ground targets.

Iran unveiled what it said was its first domestically manufactured fighter jet, called Azarakhsh or Lightning, in 2007. Saeqeh, or Thunder, was a follow up aircraft derived from Azarakhsh.

Iranian television features new jet

Tehran has repeatedly claimed advances in military technologies in recent years but its claims cannot be independently verified.


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