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Thunderbolt from Iran

Writing by Tolip on Tuesday, 25 of September , 2007 at 3:20 pm

Last week the Iranian Air Force successfully tested the new Saeqeh fighter.On September 20 two fighter planes from the Azarakhsh (Thunder) fighter generation were successfully tested in Tehran.This new Iranian fighter, named Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) is the second type of Azarakhsh fighters.The Saeqeh is locally built and is based on adaptations of reversed-engineered, modified (twin-tail) American F-5 platforms developed by IRI, the Air Force and Iran’s Defense Ministry.

On September 22 the Saeqeh officially joined the Iranian Air Force.Development of the fighter started in the late 90′s and proceeded through different designs and prototype phases.The Commander of the Air Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army Brigadier-General Ahmad Mighani announced that Iran has decided to manufacture all the aircraft the Air Force needs locally. Described by the iranians as similar to the american F-18 Hornet this new fighter is one of the first of many to come from Iran.

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Comment by JXL60

Made Thursday, 22 of October , 2009 at 10:37 pm

Comments: 3 Comments I head for Pullman, Washington in a rented car, a drive that many of those who live in the jungle cities of my adopted rain forest home assured me is both desolate and dangerous. ,

Comment by Norman

Made Friday, 15 of June , 2012 at 7:38 am

Whateverr happened to Shafagh, the so-called iranian stealth fighter?

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