Head of Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) Lieutenant Brigadier General Afshin Khajeh Fard announced that Iran is working on manufacturing of 8 models of airplanes, reports Fares News Agency (FNA).
He noted that Iran Aviation Industries Organization is working on Airbus, MD and 337 types of planes, noting that production of drones, helicopters and UAVs are among the future plans of the organization.
“We are producing 8 models of airplanes and we are endeavoring to render sustainable services in this industry,” General Khajeh Fard added.
Earlier Khajeh Fard talked about the leading position that Iran occupies in the sphere of drone manufacturing.
“The international bodies which assess the countries' air combat power have ranked Iran 5th world power in the field of drones or UAVs,” he stressed.
In September 2019, Iran unveiled Kowsar fighter jet which is equipped with avionics and fire-control systems, and comes in single and double cockpits. This fighter jet uses the fourth generation of military digital network and is equipped with heads-up display (HUD) system to increase the precision-striking power of weapons, advanced and multi-purpose radar for fire-control to boost the precision to trace the targets and threats and high-precision navigation system.
Kowsar is a supersonic combat plane, before it Iran had revealed Kosar 88 training plane in 2017.