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Photos: Iran unveils indigenous helicopter simulator for 214 Chopper

Source: ISNA; photos by Abdolvahed Mirzazadeh

Iran unveiled the first home-made mobile helicopter simulator for 214 Chopper in a bid to facilitate flight training of the pilot students.

The unveiling ceremony was attended by Commander of the Islamic republic's army ground forces General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan.

The system provides flight training to pilot students, conducts all emergency flights, lowers the cost of training flights and decreases life and financial damages.

General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan

Pourdastan added the country will unveil helicopter simulators for 209, Cobra and Chinhook choppers dubbed as Qader 5 in the near future.

"One of the main duties of the Islamic Republic of Iran's armed forces at the time of peace is boosting the combat capabilities of the forces and promoting their defense capabilities," he said.

Pourdastan also continued the country builds the most advanced simulators locally and can train military students in the neighboring and friendly states.

"Iran is the second country building helicopter simulators for 214 choppers", he said adding," Except Iran, the only country building the simulators is the one constructing the helicopter and it indicates our high defense capability."

Pourdastan added the country will build simulators in all domains.

Senior Iranian military officials announced in September 2010 that Iran gained self-sufficiency in manufacturing simulators, adding that the country possessed more than 800 home-made simulators then.

In August 2010, the Iranian Army started using two home-made Cobra Chopper simulators in an airborne base in n Iran's western city of Kermanshah.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in the defense sector and gained self-sufficiency in manufacturing essential military hardware and defense systems.


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