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Iranian Air Force will receive more new Kosar fighter jets


Commander of the Iranian Air Force Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh said on Sunday, August 25, 2019, that Iranian air forces are equipped with an increasing number of newly-manufactured supersonic Kosar fighter jets, and informed massive wargames in the near future.


Iranian Air Force will receive more new Kosar fighter jets 925 001 Iranian-made Kosar fighter jet (Picture source MEHR news agency )


We will stage drills every year based on the schedule, and the Air Force's wargames will be held in the second half of this (Iranian) year (to end on March 19)," General Nasirzadeh said in Tehran on Sunday.

"Also, every year a number of Kosar fighter jets are manufactured and delivered to the Air Force," he added.

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami announced in June the country's plans to increase the production of Kosar fighter jets.

"Experts of the defense ministry's air industries are determined to manufacture a larger number of Kosar fighter jets in the current year and in the minimum period of time possible in full cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran Army's air force and support by its Commander Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh," General Hatami said in the Central city of Isfahan after a visit to the site where the Kosar fighter jets are being produced.

The new fighter jet Kosar 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.

Kosar 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 Kosar 88 plane unveiled in April 2017.