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President unveils modern fighter plane

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 2, IRNA -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here on Saturday unveiled a new super modern fighter plane.

The domestically-designed fighter jet, codenamed Qaher-313, was unveiled on the occasion of the Ten-Day Dawn celebrations commemorating the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

The Ten-Day Dawn period starts with the anniversary of the historic return of the late Imam Khomeini from exile on February 1, 1979 and ends with the victory of the Islamic Revolution on February 11.

Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi, Air Force Commander Brigadier General Hassan Shah Safi, Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi and a group of senior military officials were present in the ceremony.

The Qaher (Conqueror) 313, enjoys the latest defense technologies. It has the ability to track down enemy aircraft, engage in combat, target locations on the ground, and carry a payload of assorted weapons and ammunition.

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