Kosar jet to be delivered to Air Force in mass

TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) – Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said that Kosar fighter/trainer jets will be soon delivered to the Air Force of Iran’s Army.

Preliminary stages of ‘Kosar’ jet mass production line has been completed and it will soon be inaugurated, he told reporters Wednesday on the sideline of a cabinet session.

The domestically-made fighter/trainer jet ‘Kosar’, mainly developed by the Iran Aviation Industries Organization, was unveiled back in July 2017, and showcased to international audience at MAKS air show in Moscow.

‘Kosar’ is an advanced fighter jet with a Close Air Support (CAS) role that has made Iran one of the few countries with the know-how of designing and manufacturing such jets equipped with 4th generation avionic and fire-control systems.

The jet will be mass-produced with one-seat and two-seat, the latter of which can be used for both military and training purposes.

The twin-engined, two-seat Kosar jet successfully ran through test-flights on August 21 in the presence of President Rouhani.

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