Tehran, Sept 20, IRNA - Commander of the Air Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army Brigadier-General Ahmad Mighani said on Thursday that the Air Force has planned to manufacture cutting edge planes. "We have decided to manufacture all the planes Air Force needs inside the country," he told IRNA on the sidelines of test-flight of Saeqeh jet fighter.
The Air Force commander said that Iran has reached self sufficiency in manufacturing advanced hardware "compared with the past which we were dependent on others." He said that the achievements Iran has made in manufacture of jet fighters indicated that the economic sanctions imposed by the enemy in the past 30 years have been ineffective.
Meanwhile, Managing Director of Aviation Organization of Ministry of Defense and Logistics of the Armed Forces said that test-flight of Saegheh jet fighters is a national pride.
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