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IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Iran's home-made Simorgh aircraft undergoes test flight

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

May 30, 2023

Tehran, IRNA -- Iran has successfully conducted flight test for a domestically-developed transit aircraft, the country's defense minister has announced.

Brigadier General Mohammadreza Ashtiani made the announcement on Tuesday while addressing a gathering of Defense Ministry officials which was also attended by Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri.

He said that "Simorgh" aircraft is a re-designed and developed version of planes of its generation, adding that it is fully suited to the needs of the civil and military organizations in Iran.

Iran's defense minister also added that the experts in the Ministry of Defense and knowledge-based companies in the country have developed the aircraft in a way to adapt to the weather conditions of the country in accordance with international standards.

He elaborated on the characteristics of Simorgh aircraft, including its lightness, high carriage capacity, proper radius of flight operations, compatibility with the climatic conditions of the country, ability to land and take off in short runways, as well as agility and speed in providing emergency services, including as air ambulance.

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