Defense
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:14
Commander: Air Force Planning Aerobatic Maneuvers with 3 Kowsar jets in April
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Iranian Air Force Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh announced that his force is planning to stage an airshow with three domestically-manufactured Kowsar fighter jets in April.

“We are planning to stage aerobatic maneuvers with three Kowsar jets during the Army Day parades (on April 17),” he said, noting that last year, the airshow was staged using only one jet.

Brigadier General Nasirzadeh said that the Iranian Air Force is planning to stage an airshow with three homegrown Kowsar fighter jets in April.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh said the production of Kowsar fighter jets is ongoing and each year the number of the homegrown jets increases.

“With three jets, we can have an acrojet aerobatic team,” he added.

Iran last September unveiled Kowsar which is equipped with avionics (aviation electronics) and fire-control systems.

Kowsar was unveiled in a ceremony participated by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran who ordered the fighter jet to fly.

The new 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 can be manufactured in two types of single-cockpits and double-cockpits and the second type can be used for training pilots in addition to enjoying combat capabilities.

According to the Iranian officials, the fighter jet is a supersonic combat plane different from the training Kowsar 88 plane unveiled in April 2017.

Meantime, Army Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Hossein Dadras announced last September that Kowsar had gone on line for mass-production.

"The defense ministry, in cooperation with the Air Force, is mass-producing the fighter jet," General Dadras said.

He added that Kowsar had undergone different ground and air operational tests by the Iranian Air Force experts for numerous hours.

"We have ordered this fighter jet for the Army," General Dadras said.

 

 

 

 

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