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Iranian advanced combat helicopter becomes operational

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 2, IRNA -- The advanced combat helicopter dubbed 'Toofan 2' became operational on Wednesday.

The helicopter was unveiled during a ceremony attended by Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi.

High invasion power, precise targeting ability, digital fire control system and night vision is among the remarkable features of the copter.

Talking in the inauguration ceremony, the minister referred to the use of 11 advanced technologies in Toofan 2 copter, saying that it matches the best and most up-to-date world standards.

He also pointed to Iran's achievements in air industries and said that the industry is presently among the world top ten in terms of designing and manufacturing air industry parts and equipment.

The minister also said that Toofan 2 enjoys a bunch of domestic technologies in electronics, optics, laser and arms fields.

He believed the production of such an advanced helicopter by Iranian experts is just one of the outcomes of sanctions imposed on Iran which has boosted creativity and productivity in the country.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1044120

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