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Russia Today: Iran Rolls Out Bold Design For Homemade Fighter Jets (Video)

(Looks as if Russia may be doing a little "technology sharing")

Published: 02 February, 2013, 16:22

Iran has presented its first domestically designed defense fighter-bomber jet with limited stealth capabilities. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stressed that the plane was designed for defense purposes, and will not be used for aggression.

Codenamed Qaher-313 ('Conqueror'), the jet is an advanced single-seat single-engine military plane. It is reportedly capable of engaging targets on the ground, as well as achieving air superiority in dogfights.

According to photos published by Fars news agency, the jet boasts impressive technical specifications, with a ‘stealth’ design similar to that of the US F-22 and Russian T-50. The large wingspan and inclined outward tail fins resembles the F-35, as well as the unusual-looking wings and modern seamless canopy. The jet may have been constructed using composite materials.

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That's how to beat your enemy.


This article overstates Iran's capabilities.

The plane is basically a modified F-5 fighter with some anti-radar features. It's pretty much a light fighter with some ground attack ability and the technology for this type of plane was obsolete in the early-1970's.

The real message is that Iran can arm itself on its own without foreign weapons but I doubt the U.S. Air Force is very concerned.

Cuimhnigh orm, a Dhia, le haghaidh maith.

War is more profitable if they can blow up our fighters

How many of you know that the Bolshevik revolution was financed by the gang on "wall street"....Trotsky was financed by the shiff family.

Just like they financed hitler, just like Obama.

The "printers that be" have funded both sides of every war, since the days of Napoleon.


"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

I am surprised these are not

I am surprised these are not unmanned drones with all the technology they must have gotten from our downed spy drones.