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4th, 5th generations of Sa'eqe jet fighters to be produced

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 5, IRNA
Iran-Army-Plane
Commander of the Air Force of the Islamic Republic Army Brigadier General Ahmad Mighani said here Saturday that the Iranian army is to produce the fourth and fifth generations of Saeqe jet fighters which cannot be discovered by radar.

The new stealth fighter planes is to produced in the near future, he said.

The new generations will be fully manufactured by Iranian experts, he said.

Two fighter planes from the Azarakhsh (Thunder) generation were successfully test flown in Tehran on September 20.

The fighter planes, Sa'qeh (Thunderbolt), were the second generation of Azarakhsh fighter planes.

The planes formally joined the Air Force on September 22 which is marked in Iran as the 'National Army Day.' Saeqe jet fighter has been updated with new missile and radar systems.

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