The supersonic fighter jet is equipped with advanced electro-avionics and weapons systems to train pilots for flying with the existing or new heavy fighters.
Iran on Monday unveiled a new home-made combat fighter, named Saeqeh 2 (Thunderbolt 2), which will also be used for training purposes.
“The supersonic fighter jet which has been designed and built by the Defense Ministry’s aerospace industries organization in cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Air Force will do close-range cover and backup in tactical missions as well as advanced pilot training missions,” Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said, addressing the unveiling ceremony.
He said the aircraft has been built on the basis of a new design which has maximized its combat power, adding that the plane has also been equipped with advanced electro-avionics and weapons systems to train pilots for flying with the existing or new heavy fighters.
In relevant remarks on Sunday, a senior Iranian Air Force commander also announced that the country is planning to build a new high-tech combat aircraft capable of tracing US and Israeli modern and stealth planes.