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World Air Force News - Iran
 
 
Iranian Army takes delivery of new home-made combat helicopter Toufan II.
 
Two Toufan II (Hurricane 2) combat choppers, produced by the Aviation Industries Organization of the Iranian Defense Ministry, were delivered to the Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Wednesday, December 2, 2013, in a ceremony attended by the Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi.
     
Two Toufan II (Hurricane 2) combat choppers, produced by the Aviation Industries Organization of the Iranian Defense Ministry, were delivered to the Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Wednesday, December 2, 2013, in a ceremony attended by the Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi.
New Iranian-made combat helicopter Toufan II
     

Vahidi said the chopper belongs to a new generation of combat helicopters and enjoys modern and advanced technologies, including high-precision targeting capability, according to the report.

Toufan II employs Iran's latest indigenous achievements in electronics, optics, laser and armament capabilities, said the Iranian minister, adding that the production of the chopper is a symbol of creativity and self-sufficiency in the face of the enemies' sanctions.

The Iranian armed forces will dramatically boost the combat power once its mass production begins, he said on Wednesday as Iran's Navy conducts the last day of its six-day naval exercises in its southern waters.

In May 2010, the Iranian defense ministry announced that it has produced a number of domestically-designed Toufan choppers which are equipped with hi-tech weapons and anti-tank missiles, the defense ministry announced on Saturday.

The Toufan II combat helicopter is equipped with advanced weapons systems, including anti-tank missiles, rocket-launcher and 20-mm artillery and enjoys high mobility.

On Dec. 12, 2012, Iran unveiled Panha I and Panha II helicopters which were designed to conduct military operations and logistic missions, and could carry 14 and eight passengers respectively, according to Press TV.