A prototype of a stealth fighter jet has been unveiled by the Iranian government as part of ceremonies to celebrate its 1979 Islamic revolution.
The Qaher 313 has a distinctive design, with relatively small wings, a twin tail and a tiny, bare, cockpit. Iran?s defence minister Ahmad Vahidi said ?The aircraft will be different from the other fighter jets Iran has already made.?
It?s being displayed in conjunction with the Ten-Day dawn ceremonies, which mark the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty in the country in 1979. The aircraft was built by Iran?s Aviation Industries Organisation ? part of the country?s ministry of defence.
However, the craft depicted by Iranian state media is a little on the small side. The Aviationist describes it as likely to be a large mock-up model, rather than an actual flyable craft.
?The fighter jet is Iranian made and all its parts, from A to Z, have been manufactured domestically,? said Hassan Parvaneh