Iran to improve Saeqeh warplane
Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:47AM GMT
Domestically-made Iranian Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) warplane
A senior commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) says Iran plans to carry out technical improvements in the domestically-made Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) warplane.
Deputy Commander of the IRIAF Abdollah Kashanifard said that enhancing military capabilities of the aircraft has been put high on the agenda of competent Iranian experts, IRNA reported on Monday.
Kashanifard went on to say that the unique design of the jet fighter, which is a light and efficient aircraft, has facilitated the process of supplying its weapons and accessories.
The Iranian commander further explained that the pre-flight preparations for Saeqeh require fewer personnel and take less time in comparison with other types of warplanes.
Kashanifard pointed out that the Iranian aircraft, which can be equipped with thermal missiles, is on the mass production line.
Saeqeh was successfully used and tested in the aerial maneuvers of "Defenders of Velayat Sanctuaries 3" that were held earlier in September in northwestern Iran, Kashanifard said.