Many sources,some of them very reliable,are sugested that Iran also has spent a lot of resources and time to develop one multirole aircraft 2+ mach capable,with A-A capatibility but primary as tactical bomber,something between F-4,SU-24 & MIG-29 in terms of capatibiliti but like I said with primary role as bomber,and that in fact this aircraft will be mass produced in future.
Before day ago as reply at posts from many our members who brought out various theories in discousion that Shafaq has evolved in Q-313,Kowsar,Azarkash 88, in future Saeqe 2 and at the end in almost every Iranian project I was said that Iran has more different project for aircrafts.
Regardless it is possible that Shafaq evolved into some project or will evolve in the future ,I said Iran certianly has more projects for combat aircraft,some of them for near future some at long terms,I also said that every one if looks closely can see right logic in this projects.
Iran if want to have a strong Air Force, which will evolve and every day to be better,it must at the time start with projects for aircrafts that will meet the needs of IRIAF,and they do exactly that,and if we look at the current IRIAF needs and the needs for the near future,we can assume how many projects are underway ,my opinion is at least 4 but probably 6 in total,and conclusion is based on the analysis of the existing projects and minimal IRIAF needs,I always say we know only very little about Iran miltary and there is much more what we don't know so this is all based on known facts and information.I follow Iran military very long time,and I know what I'm talk about,you shoud only look at the western and other analysis from 10-15 years ago or more and it will be clear what I'm talking about.
Honestly it's disaster and it is 99% based on data about the procurement of weapons before the revolution and counting the weapons that Iran displayed itself,now is little diffirent and more accurate than before but it's very similar situation.
They can't wait till production of new engines which will be installed in serial aircraft,no body do that,they work ,like every other country, at more paralel projects and with engines they have,for prototype and low rate production they can use engines they can produce now and even with much lower power then it is projected,also imported engines now used for any existing aircraft can be used if can meet the requirements.